Welcome back, Upper East Siders: Gossip Girl is officially getting a reboot!
The beloved CW series is coming back with a new story on a different network. WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, has ordered 10 hour-long episodes.
The network announced on Wednesday that former showrunner of the original show, Joshua Safran, will serve as writer and executive producer of the reboot. Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will also serve as executive producers, along with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.
“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,” according to the logline for the upcoming program. “The prestige series will address just how much social media—and the landscape of New York itself—has changed in the intervening years.”
Gossip Girl ran for six seasons from 2007-2012 on the CW. It looks like WarnerMedia is targeting a 2020 release date for the extended version of the popular series.
Will you watch the reboot without the original cast?