‘Gossip Girl’ Spinoff Series in the Works at HBO Max

Variety | 7/17/2019 | Will Thorne
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Hey Upper East Siders, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite is back. WarnerMedia announced a straight-to-series order for a “Gossip Girl” spinoff series on its newly named streaming service, HBO Max.

Rumors of a “Gossip Girl” reunion have been circulating for a while, but this new series won’t focus on the adventures of Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf. The offshoot is set eight years after the original show’s finale and will follow a new generation of New York private school teens who are introduced to the social surveillance of the Gossip Girl site. The show will explore how much social media and the landscape of New York itself has changed in the intervening years.

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The original “Gossip Girl,” which ended in 2012 after six seasons on the CW, was based on the YA novel series written by Cecily von Ziegesar and centered around the antics of a group of teens from the Manhattan elite. The combination of fashion and drama on the Upper East Side made the show one of the most popular on TV at the time. The show was headlined by a star-making central turn from Blake Lively, and featured a collection of other teen heartthrobs including Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Taylor Momsen. There is as yet no word on whether any of the original cast members will be returning for the...
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