Ladies and gentlemen, there is officially a Gossip Girl reboot coming to your screens. HBO Max announced the news a few months ago, and since then, it's shared more details on the casting and some plot stuff but not much else. But don't worry! I'm here to help with that. As someone who has been hoping for a GG reboot for quite some time, I've put a lot of thought into what an updated version of this show would look like. Allow me to share some ideas.
For this reboot to be successful, I'm going to need...
1. Characters to stop treating Brooklyn like it's Siberia
The Dan Humphrey character lived in Dumbo, which is one of the nicer parts of Brooklyn, and all the other characters treated him like he was basically homeless. Brooklyn is nice! Justice for Brooklyn.
2. Thanksgiving episodes that anchor every season
The Thanksgiving drama on Gossip Girl was the best drama, and I'm going to need that to continue.
3. One Domino Park make-out session
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin basically announced they were back together by making out in this Williamsburg park and that feels pretty perfect for a GG rip-off.
4. The Blair character equivalent having a meltdown over a leaked Uber rating
We all know having a bad Uber rating is basically the equivalent of social suicide, which a Blair-like character would HATE. Let's see what happens when her rating goes down below 4.0 and someone reports it to Gossip Girl.
5. Someone getting canceled on Twitter
Preferably for, like...hanging out with Barron Trump or something. IDK. But a viral cancel plot needs to be included in this show somehow.
6. A Barney's tribute episode
The iconic New York store closed its doors IRL recently, and all the fictional kids of the Upper East Side would probably be devastated by this. I'm imagining a Hunger Games-style sample-sale situation.
7. A Sweetgreen emergency
Picture this: All the kids at whatever fancy prep school they attend absolutely lose their minds when the Sweetgreen next door closes because of health concerns. Where will they get their bougie salads?! They're forced to try the cafeteria food instead. Will they live to tell the tale?
8. One character to have a fight with her stuffy mother about athleisure
Look, not every Upper East Side mom will understand why her daughter likes Alo Yoga more than Chanel.
9. Someone's Finsta to get hacked
Imagine all those terrible selfies just out in the world for everyone to see. The horror!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.