Whether you’re a 90's baby who watched the high school drama play out on live TV or a newbie who has fallen in love with the Upper East Side via Netflix, Gossip Girl fans are about to get amped because a reboot is finally in the works.
That’s right, a whole 13 years after the OG series dropped, word has gotten out that HBO Max, Warner Media's new streaming service, has ordered 10 episodes of "a reimagined version" of the series.
Does this mean we will finally see Blair, Serena and co all grown up? Well, maybe not. According to Deadline, the synopsis for the show suggests we’ll find ourselves swept up in the lives of a new set of privileged New York teens. The plotline goes: "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."
The good news is OG showrunner and series writer Joshua Safran will be involved as well as show creator Josh Schwartz. While they’re still in the early stages of casting, Safran has revealed the cast will be much more diverse this time around with more queer characters. While none of the original cast have been linked to the sequel, we’re crossing our fingers that a certain Dan Humphrey stops by to shake things up.
Stay tuned for a release date.
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