A new “Gossip Girl” is coming to HBO Max, with the upcoming streaming service handing out a straight-to-series order.
Josh Schwartz, who developed The CW series, and Stephanie Savage are both returning as executive producers, along with Joshua Safran, who will write the script. “Gossip Girl” was based on the book series by Cecily von Ziegesar.
The sequel, which will be 10 episodes, will take place eight years after the events of original series, which starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick. The new “Gossip Girl” will be a completely new story set in the same world.
Here is the description from HBO Max: 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. 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” aired for six seasons between 2007 and 2012 and was one of the first original series for The CW.
Like the original show, the sequel is from Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment will serve as executive producers, with Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire as co-executive producer.
HBO Max will launch in the spring of 2020.