The series made stars of the cast, which included Blake Lively (third left) and British actor Ed Westwick (far right)

Popular teen drama Gossip Girl is being rebooted for a new generation and will be set eight years after the original series ended.

The 10 one-hour episodes have been ordered for HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia.

Details on the cast and release date have yet to be announced.

The original series starring Blake Lively, about a gang of spoilt New York teens, was shown between 2007-12 and developed a cult following.

The series also kick-started the careers of Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley and British actor Ed Westwick.

Episodes were narrated by Kristen Bell who went on to star in Frozen and hit comedy The Good Place.

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