Hey Upper East Siders, "Gossip Girl" Reboot Is Headed to HBO Max

Bessie Dean
July 18, 2019

The WarnerMedia streaming service has given a straight-to-series order for a reboot of Gossip Girl, Variety reports. Per Variety's report, the spinoff will be "set eight years after the original show's finale and will follow a new generation of NY private school teens who are introduced to the social surveillance of the Gossip Girl site".

The "Gossip Girl" reboot comes at a time when networks are looking to beloved teen shows and franchises for opportunities.

It will follow a new generation of teens introduced to a new kind of surveillance, addressing how social media has impacted this world.

Finally, after several online rumors and countless requests for a reboot from diehard fans on social media, the hit drama series that aired on The CW from 2007-2012 is coming back.

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The 10-episode series will be set eight years after the original, which made stars out of Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen), Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf), Penn Badgely (Dan Humphrey) and Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass). There is as yet no word on whether any of the original cast members will be returning for the new show. Television and CBS Television Studios, both of whom produced the original series.

Like the original show, the sequel is from Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Original series executive producers Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Leslie Morgenstein will all return for the new spinoff. There's also no premiere date for Gossip Girl 2.0; however, WarnerMedia's new streaming service launches in the spring of 2020. The CW series will be reworked into a spinoff series.

Max has just secured a hugely popular property for its original programming lineup.

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