A new version of Gossip Girl will be premiering on AT&t’s upcoming streaming service.
In April of 2002, Cecily von Zeigesar came out with Gossip Girl. A young adult novel, the story followed a group of Manhattan’s elite teens whose escapades are chronicled on the blog Gossip Girl. The book grew into a series which ended in 2011 with the publishcation of the last novel.
The success of the series is due in huge part to the popular series adaptation starring Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Chase Crawford, Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley and Taylor Momsen.
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Created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the series adaptation of the same name ran on The CW network for six seasons. Unfortunately, the last two season didn’t do well enough in terms of viewership and the show was cancelled following the release of the final season on December 17th 2012.
Thanks to the ever-changing nature of the internet in general and social media in particular, the show has received new relevance, so much so that HBO Max subscribers will be treated with a new version of Gossip Girl. Taking place eight years after the original series, the story “will follow a new generation of will follow a new generation of New York private school teens who rely on a new Gossip Girl blog”.
So turns out it’ll be an be an extension of the original show!
Joshua Safran, creator of the ABC drama thriller series Quantico and executive producer and showrunner for the Netflix musical television series Mixtape, is set to executive produce and write the show. Other executive producers include Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Leslie Morgenstein, and Gina Girolamo.
Lis Rowinski will serve as co-executive producer, who produced Marvel’s Runaways.
No information on casting or the release date have been announced thus far.
The subscription service is slated for a beta launch in the fall and is expected to launch in full in 2020. Details about the upcoming streaming service are under wraps, but Indie Wire tells us that “industry chatter says the subscription service could launch at a price point of $16-$17 per month and bundle HBO, Cinemax, and include a library of Warner Bros. films and shows.”
Can you wait for this new show?
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