Gossip Girl is on hiatus.
HBO Max on Thursday revealed the reboot will return in November with Part Two of its 12-episode first season with the final six episodes.
No definite date that month has been set, but hey, at least we know it’s coming back this year, and after Gossip Girl (2021) Season 1 Episode 6, we gave a lot to ponder until then.
Developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, a writer and executive producer on the original series, this extension of the pop culture classic takes us back to the Upper East Side finding a new generation of New York private school teens being introduced to social surveillance nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark.
The series is based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and the original show, developed by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage, which ran from 2007-2012 on The CW.
The first six episodes of the series, which premiered July 8 to become the best launch for a Max Original series this year, are available to stream now.
The series explores just how much social media – and the landscape of New York itself – has changed in the intervening years.
The cast includes Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, and Savannah Lee Smith with Todd Almond, Adam Chanler-Berat, Johnathan Fernandez, and Jason Gotay.
Gossip Girl is produced by Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios.
The series is written, executive produced, and developed by Joshua Safran of Random Acts.
Executive producers also include Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire, and Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment. Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire serves as co-executive producer.
The series has proven to have staying power, but it will be fun to see whether the show can continue to improve in the back half of the season.
We were left with a string of cliffhangers on the midseason finale.
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