You know you loved it.

Whilst we’ll admit we’ve kind of outgrown watching shows like Gossip Girl now that we’re ‘adults,’ there’s no denying we paused and zoomed in on each and every character when pictures of the new cast surfaced yesterday. Call it a guilty pleasure.

Spotted on the steps on the Metropolitan Museum of Art (where else?), some behind-the-scenes images have been leaked — in true Gossip Girl style — and the internet, naturally, went crazy for it.

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The highly anticipated spin-off of the 2000s show sees stars Emily Alyn Lind, Tavi Gevinson, Thomas Doherty, Adam Chanler-Berat, and Zion Moreno in the leading roles, bringing together a far more racially diverse cast to the original.

Yet that is perhaps the only major difference, based on any kind of analysis we can do thus far. The high school students are dressed just as we remember them: preppy, chic, cheeky, sexy, and nowhere near acceptable for an actual high school. But that’s the fun of TV. The boys are wearing their St. Jude’s blazers with beige pants, whilst the girls have more variation in their outfits. We see tweed, we see knee-high boots, and we see a buzz cut on a girl. Granted, it’s a far cry from Serena van der Woodsen’s flowing mane, but it’s definitely a cool look.

Cool looks certainly should not be missing from the show, as the original Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman will also be behind the outfits for the rebooted version. He is joined by another familiar face (or voice) as it has also been announced that Kristen Bell will continue her role as the Gossip Girl narrator.

According to HBO Max’s official description, the show will take place in a world “eight years after the original website went dark,” and “will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.”

As Not-Sure-If-I-Like-It-But-Can’t-Stop-Looking as Evan Mock’s pink hair, we’re curious to see how this will pan out. The show is set to debut early 2021 on HBO Max.

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