Hello Upper Eastsiders, the real “Gossip Girl” is back! Kristen Bell is all set to reprise her role as the narrator for the new take on the hit TV series.

According to Hollywood Reporter, the 39-year-old actress, who gave the voice for the anonymous “Gossip Girl” character in the original drama series, will be returning to the show as the voice of the narrator for the upcoming series.

As per a press release issued by the producers of the show, Bell was always the first choice for the part and was thrilled to know that she is being offered this role again. The statement further read that the “Good Place” star has always been and will always be the voice of “Gossip Girl.”

The original series ran for six seasons and a total of 121 episodes from 2007-2012. Bell was a part of all the episodes and also appeared in the final episode of the show as herself. It is yet to be seen if other original cast members, including Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Taylor Momsen, and Ed Westwick will be reprising their roles for the new show or not.

For the uninitiated, the new take on the show will be taking place eight years after the event of the original series. The drama series will be making its way to HBO’s upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, in 2020.

In July, one of the producers and writers of the upcoming show, Joshua Safran, revealed that the show will not be a reboot but an “extension” of the original. Safran described the show as a new look at this particular society in New York. He also noted that “social media” will be a big part of the series and it will depict how various social media platforms have changed the whole world.

“All those things allow us to look at the world 12 years on as opposed to just redoing the story. None of us are interested in just redoing a story,” Safran said.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, the show takes place eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of “Gossip Girl.”

The original show creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are also involved in the upcoming show and will serve as executive producers.

In July, the announcement of the reboot immediately became the hottest topic in town. Reactions from fans on Twitter were overwhelming. Some of them aired their concerns and wishes to bring back the “Gossip Girl” original cast.

Here are some tweets on how things went down after the official announcement.

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Kristen Bell will be the first ever host of the SAG Awards. In this photo, the actress poses at the premiere for “A Bad Moms Christmas” in Los Angeles, California on Oct. 30, 2017. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni