Here’s something to be thankful for, Upper East Siders: HBO Max has set the premiere date for Part 2 of the first season of its “Gossip Girl” reboot. And in doing so, the new “Gossip Girl” is honoring the O.G. series and its Queen B by setting the return for Thursday, Nov. 25, a.k.a. Thanksgiving.
While you wait for the the second half of Season 1 to premiere, you can watch HBO Max’s trailer for the new episodes, which was released Wednesday along with the Turkey Day news.
In the video, which you can view above, you’ll see that the mess that was made at the end of Part 1 is only growing when we return to find Julien (Jordan Alexander) trying to distance herself from ex Obie (Eli Brown), after kissing her former boyfriend, who is now her half-sister Zoya’s (Whitney Peak) current boyfriend.
But Obie might not be looking to just cut things off after what happened between them and it appears Zoya is going to find out exactly what that was soon. The “Gossip Girl” Part 2 trailer shows Zoya telling Julien, “We’re not sisters. We’re not friends. We’re nothing. There is no coming back from this.”
Meanwhile, Audrey (Emily Alyn Lind), Aki (Evan Mock) and Max (Thomas Doherty) are thriving in their new thruple. Maybe. Actually, that looks nice but also like it’s five seconds away from imploding, too.
And, of course, the trailer showcases that holiday meal near and dear to Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and “Gossip Girl” fans’ hearts: Thanksgiving.
Featuring the original show’s narrator Kristen Bell returning as the voice of the titular character, HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” explores just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years since the CW series ended its six-season run in 2012.
The “Gossip Girl” reboot stars Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak and Savannah Lee Smith.
The first half of HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” Season 1 debuted July 8 and became the best launch for an HBO Max original drama series this year. The show was renewed for Season 2 in September.
The new “Gossip Girl” was created by Josh Safran, who was a writer and executive producer on the original series. Safran is showrunner and writer on the HBO Max series, executive producing alongside OG “Gossip Girl” creators and executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
You can read TheWrap’s interview with Safran teasing Part 2 of HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” Season 1, including the Thanksgiving episode, here.
“Gossip Girl” Part 2 debuts Thursday, Nov. 25 on HBO Max.