Another beloved series is getting a reboot to juice up a forthcoming streaming app. Get ready, Gossip Girl fans!
Variety has learned that a Gossip Girl revival is in development at WarnerMedia for HBO Max, the new streaming service that’s expected to launch in early 2020. The series has a 10-episode order and will be produced by the team behind the original series.
According to the report, the new Gossip Girl series is an offshoot “set eight years after the original show’s finale and will follow a new generation of New York private school teens who are introduced to the social surveillance of the Gossip Girl site. The show will explore how much social media and the landscape of New York itself has changed in the intervening years.”
To compete with Netflix, Disney+, and others, the WarnerMedia owned HBO Max will be trying to breath new life into as many of their beloved properties as possible to compete for your streaming dollars. Gossip Girl aside, HBO Max will also play host to a new Gremlins show, two new Arrowverse series, and it’ll be the exclusive streaming home of Friends, Game of Thrones, and Pretty Little Liars.
On the movie side of the business, HBO Max is expected to eventually be the exclusive streaming home of WB franchises like Harry Potter, the DCEU, and LEGO.
Gossip Girl ran from 2007 to 2012 and starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chance Crawford, Ed Westwick, Kelly Rutherford, and Matthew Settle.