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‘Gossip Girl’ spinoff gets series order on HBO Max

Gossip Girl ‘Gossip Girl’ spinoff gets series order on HBO Max
Adrian Cunningham | 18 July, 2019, 02:28

The service has given the show an order of 10 one-hour episodes from the original "Gossip Girl" team, including executive producers Joshua Safran, Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, according to details released by HBO Max.

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

TV Line reports that a reboot of the classic CW series has been ordered to series at HBO Max, WarnerMedia's new streaming service set to launch next year.

However, rather than picking up with the original characters, such as Blair, Serena, and Dan, the show is being developed as a sequel-style reboot which will feature an all-new set of NY private schoolers.

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However, it's unlikely any of the original Gossip Girl cast - including Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, and Taylor Momsen - will return to the roles they originated or a new role altogether. And like the original series before it, the reboot will be based on the series of books by Cecily von Ziegesar.

"Then the stars aligned and we had availability to jump, and Warners, obviously, it's something they're very passionate about", he explained. After all these years, we still love Gossip Girl. "It seemed like the best time and also the best way to do it". "The prestige series will address just how much social media - and the landscape of NY itself - has changed in the intervening years". "So how has this world changed, how has social media and its effect changed?"

With all this in mind, it sounds like the reboot will have just as much juicy drama as the show we obsessed over as teens.