Finally, after a long wait, the official reboot to Gossip Girl is finally happening and it will be aired on HBO Max REAL soon.
Good news! The soapy teen drama that we all loved to binge watch is back after seven years after Blair, Serena, Chuck, Dan, Nate and all the rest of their 'Gossipy' friends signed off after the finale that, honestly, confused most of the fans and the cast too. But sadly, this reboot is not going to feature the original cast that diehard fans have been begging for.
what’s the point of a gossip girl reboot without blair waldorf?? the disrespect pic.twitter.com/zfLSSM1Hah— t a t i a n a ✧ (@tatiigardner) July 17, 2019
As reported by TVLine, the series will be getting a reboot that will be mostly a sequel featuring an all-new set of Manhattan private school attendees. In fact, this reboot of 'Gossip Girl' will show just how much social media and New York has changed in the intervening years. Even though this is a reboot, original series executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will return and veteran writer of the original series, Joshua Safran is on board as the main writer.
gossip girl is nothing without the iconic blair waldorf and chuck bass and that’s the tea x pic.twitter.com/dW1AZSdN31— amy (@needyeth) July 17, 2019
It is not confirmed yet if any member from the old cast is going to make a return to the 10-episode HBO Max reboot in some way, although Chace Crawford did recently tell Digital Spy that he would be up for a limited-series revival. Crawford said, "I don't know what it would look like with us being in our 30s now, but I always say, because it was such a big part of my life, I'm open to anything. It would have to be really right, and really specific, and with TV and the golden age of the TV streaming service, maybe an eight-episode season."
He continued, "It would be very tough to get everybody on board I think because of their schedules, Penn, Leighton, Ed... They're all doing really good TV shows. It would be hard I think [to get them all together. The reboot might come in the form of new characters. I would absolutely cameo. I'd have to!"
Gossip Girl originally aired on The CW for six seasons from 2007-2012. HBO Max is set to launch in 2020 Spring and be the exclusive home of 'Friends', 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air', 'Pretty Little Liars', and more. Other than that, new shows from Kaley Cuoco, Anna Kendrick, and movies from Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon will live on the new streaming platform.