Gossip Girl

 THE hit teen drama Gossip Girl took TV by storm when it first appeared on air in the 2000's and built one of the most dedicated fanbases of the genre.

As excited fans gear up for the long awaited reboot, here's everything you need to know about the original series to refresh your memory of the iconic 2000's drama.

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Gossip Girl helped to define the style of the 00's decadeCredit: Alamy
img alt="The beloved original series lasted for five years" height="640" width="960" data-src="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg" data-credit="Alamy" data-sizes="(max-width: 375px) 335px, (max-width: 520px) 480px, 620px" data-img="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?strip=all&w=960" data-srcset="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=335 335w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=480 480w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=620 620w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=670 670w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=960 960w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=1005 1005w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=1440 1440w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=1860 1860w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=1340 1340w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=1920 1920w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430901.jpg?w=2480 2480w" src="data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns=%22http://www.w3.org/2000/svg%22%20viewBox=%220%200%201.5%201%22%3E%3C/svg%3E"">The beloved original series lasted for five years10
The beloved original series lasted for five yearsCredit: Alamy

How many seasons does the original series have?

Gossip Girl ran from 2007 to 2012 for a total of six seasons and 121 episodes.

The original series starred Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen, Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf, Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey, Chace Crawford as Nate Archibald, and Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass.

Other favorite characters included Jenny Humphrey, played by Taylor Momsen, and Vanessa Abrams, played by Jessica Szohr.

img alt="Penn Badgley starred as Dan Humphrey, and Taylor Momsen as Dan's sister" height="640" width="960" data-src="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg" data-credit="Rex" data-sizes="(max-width: 375px) 335px, (max-width: 520px) 480px, 620px" data-img="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?strip=all&w=960" data-srcset="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=335 335w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=480 480w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=620 620w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=670 670w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=960 960w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=1005 1005w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=1440 1440w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=1860 1860w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=1340 1340w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=1920 1920w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093883.jpg?w=2480 2480w" src="data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns=%22http://www.w3.org/2000/svg%22%20viewBox=%220%200%201.5%201%22%3E%3C/svg%3E"">Penn Badgley starred as Dan Humphrey, and Taylor Momsen as Dan's sister10
Penn Badgley starred as Dan Humphrey, and Taylor Momsen as Dan's sisterCredit: Rex
img alt="The series was based on the book of the same name" height="640" width="960" data-src="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg" data-credit="Alamy" data-sizes="(max-width: 375px) 335px, (max-width: 520px) 480px, 620px" data-img="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?strip=all&w=960" data-srcset="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=335 335w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=480 480w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=620 620w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=670 670w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=960 960w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=1005 1005w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=1440 1440w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=1860 1860w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=1340 1340w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=1920 1920w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000615430896.jpg?w=2480 2480w" src="data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns=%22http://www.w3.org/2000/svg%22%20viewBox=%220%200%201.5%201%22%3E%3C/svg%3E"">The series was based on the book of the same name10
The series was based on the book of the same nameCredit: Alamy

What was Gossip Girl based on?

Gossip Girl was originally based on the novel of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar.

The first novel was published in April of 2002, and the series ended at number 14, published in 2011.

The books were instant hits, and instantly ascended to the top of the New York Times bestseller list.

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The series followed the lives of wealthy teens on the Upper East SideCredit: Alamy
img alt="Leighton Meester's preppy style from the series was decade-defining" height="960" width="640" data-src="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg" data-credit="Rex" data-sizes="(max-width: 375px) 335px, (max-width: 520px) 480px, 620px" data-img="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?strip=all&w=640" data-srcset="https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=335 335w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=480 480w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=620 620w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=670 670w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=960 960w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=1005 1005w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=1440 1440w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=1860 1860w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=1340 1340w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=1920 1920w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000620093008.jpg?w=2480 2480w" src="data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns=%22http://www.w3.org/2000/svg%22%20viewBox=%220%200%200.7%201%22%3E%3C/svg%3E"">Leighton Meester's preppy style from the series was decade-defining10
Leighton Meester's preppy style from the series was decade-definingCredit: Rex

What was the plot of the original series?

The original series introduced viewers to the glamorous and drama-filled lives of wealthy high schoolers living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

The series opens as Serena van der Woodsen, the "it girl" of the elite Constance Billard School for Girls, returns after a mysterious stint away from home.

Throughout it all, the teens' lives are followed carefully by a mysterious social media poster who signs every message with "XOXO Gossip Girl."

Over the course of six seasons, the show dives into the drama-filled inner lives of the teens, their relationships, and family.

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The original series ran for a total of 121 episodesCredit: Getty
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The reboot will premiere in July 2021Credit: Splash News

How did Gossip Girl influence 2000's style?

Gossip Girl's influence on fashion cannot be overstated, and many of the pieces worn by the cast defined the 00's iconic look.

Blake Lively was appeared on the show with her signature accessory of fabric headbands to tie back her long blonde hair.

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