Gossip Girl’s season 2 trailer seems to up the ante and tease a massive war between Julien and Monet on the horizon.

As the official synopsis reads:

It’s the second semester of Junior year and Gossip Girl is leaving no stone unturned in her effort to control the scandalous lives/ spin the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. She’s learned a thing or two from her first go-round — namely what her audience wants, they shall get. It’s time for her to turn the heat up on what’s been simmering (Julien, have you met Monet?) as well as look at her own impact, and how she can make it more catastrophic than it was before. Even if that means lying to do it. Old enemies, new allies, constantly shifting sands — this semester, there can only be one queen, and by the end of the school year, everyone will know where the bodies are buried, and just who has been holding the shovel.

Jordan Alexander, Tavi Gevinson, Evan Mock, Eli Brown, Emily Alyn Lind, Zion Moreno and Savannah Lee Smith are returning with Grace Duah now billed as a series regular. Kristen Bell also returns as the voice of Gossip Girl. Michelle Trachtenberg will also return as a guest star to reprise her original Gossip Girl role as Georgina Sparks.

The series comes back to HBO Max Dec. 1 and new episodes will drop each week up until Jan. 26.

The series reboot is developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, who wrote and served as an executive producer on the original CW series. The series is also based the original series developed by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage as well as the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar.