Everything You Need To Know About Gossip Girl’s Reboot
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Gossip Girl fans will be delighted by the news that it’s officially coming back.
But before you get excited about what Leighton Meester and Blake Lively might be up to in the upcoming series, you should know it’s set to be quite different.
Rather than follow the lives of Blair, Serena and co. it will focus on a whole new set of private school kids from New York in a sequel-style series.
The series, which comes seven years after the original ended, has been ordered by streaming service HBO Max.
Though there is little detail on the storyline or cast so far, we do know that we’ll be getting ten episodes.
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While the original actors, which included Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Taylor Momsen won’t be involved, many of the original crew will be.
Showrunner Joshua Safran will return to write and executive produce the remake. Series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are also on board as executive producers.
Of course, social media has changed a lot since the show ended, and this is set to be addressed in the reboot.
“The prestige series will address just how much social media – and the landscape of New York itself – has changed in the intervening years,” Joshua Safran said.
“It’s just a new look at this particular society in New York, the idea being that society changes constantly.”
He added: “So how has this world changed, how has social media and its effect changed? All of those things allow us to look at the world 12 years on as opposed to just redoing the story. None of us are interested in just redoing a story.”
HBO Max is set to launch in spring 2020, so we can expect the new episodes to land around then.
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