Wednesday, July 17, 2019

HBO Max Orders 'Gossip Girl' Reboot from Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage

WarnerMedia's forthcoming streaming service, HBO Max, has today given a series order to an update of the original drama series Gossip Girl. The new series will produce a 10-episode first season.

The original Gossip Girl aired for six seasons on The CW from 2007 to 2012, producing 121 episodes. It's currently unclear if any of the original stars will reprise their roles in the new show.

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 new series will address just how much social media - and the landscape of New York itself - has changed in the intervening years.

Joshua Safran - who was the showrunner on the later seasons of the original drama - will write the new series. He will executive produce with original series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Warner Bros. Television and Fake Empire Productions will produce.