Get ready to get back to the Upper East Side because a Gossip Girl spinoff is officially happening! WarnerMedia announced On Wednesday that the new show has been picked up for a straight-to-series order on its highly anticipated new streaming service, HBO Max. The spinoff will include 10 one-hour episodes and will be helmed by Gossip Girl’s original executive producers Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Leslie Morgenstein. Gina Girolamo will also executive produce for Alloy Entertainment and Lis Rowinski will be a coexecutive producer on behalf of Fake Empire.
The original series, which was based on a best-selling book series, starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, and Ed Westwick, first premiered on The CW in 2007 and ran for six seasons before ending in 2012. Since then, it has become a staple for teen dramas and a must for binge watching on Netflix.
However, don’t expect to be seeing Serena and Blair in action again this time around. The reboot of the show is set to take place eight years after the original and will follow a whole new generation of teens who get introduced to the infamous gossip site. This makes sense seeing as the flash forward in the show’s finale, “New York, I Love You XOXO,” ended with a brand-new Gossip Girl taking over the drama-filled blogger’s website.
Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to rewatch every single episode as I get ready for the spinoff.