Hey Upper East Siders, ‘Gossip Girl’ is coming back for a sequel series
Pull on your primary colored stockings, grab your Fendi bag, and slap your headbands on, Upper East Siders — Gossip Girl is coming back to television.
The Hollywood Reporter announced that the original Gossip Girl creators team of Joshua Safran, Stephanie Savage, and Josh Schwartz are re-joining forces to write an “update” series on HBO Max that picks up with a new generation of privileged New York City teens, and a (probably) new Gossip Girl.
While there’s no information on the plot of the series or if any OG characters will make an appearance on the show, the logline published in THR confirms that the new series will take place years after Serena, Dan, Blair, Chuck, and Nate have moved on from high school:
“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.”
WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max will premiere in spring 2020, and while the new Gossip Girl show will premiere on that platform there is no current information as to exactly when. For now, there’s only the hope that the new Gossip Girl series will match the pure, sell-your-girlfriend-for-a-hotel-and-push-your-dad-off-a-roof bonkerness of the original.