Everyone’s favourite fashion teen drama – Gossip Girl – is set to come back with a reboot on HBO Max, after it went off air seven years ago.
What was once just a rumour is now official. In an announcement, the WarnerMedia group has ordered for 10 episodes of the reboot that will air on HBO Max, its new streaming service.
The show will apparently revolve around how “a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.”
The original series creators, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will take on new roles as executive producers. Joshua Safran, the Gossip Girl executive producer who went on to create ABC’s Quantico and Netflix’s upcoming Mixtape, will reprise his last role as well as the writer of the show.
The original series starring Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, about a gang of spoilt New York teens, was shown between 2007-12 and developed a cult following.
The original show was a sensation that extended beyond television, impacting young women’s fashion sense. The New York Times reported in 2008 that Gossip Girl was “one of the biggest influences on how young women spend”.
There has been no other information regarding casting or whether the reboot will see the same faces return to the screen. Social media has mixed reactions since the reboot was announced as they wish for the same cast to act in the reboot.