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Attention Upper East Siders! Gossip Girl Is Coming Back!

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 Gossip Girl collection
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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.


Gossip Girl series

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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
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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
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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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Hilary Explains It All: Why ‘Gossip Girl’ Is the Pinnacle of TV Book Adaptations

Yesterday, Chris, one of my editors, was surprised to find out that Gossip Girl, the iconic television show, is actually based on a book series written by Cecily von Ziegesar. Subsequently, Laura-Blaise and myself wouldn’t shut up about the CW darling.


Oh yeah, Chris, the Gossip Girl obsession runs real deep. 


So because we’re on the topic, Laura-Blaise and I decided that why Gossip Girl is definitively the pinnacle of books adapted for television is the perfect subject for this week’s edition of Hilary Explains It All.


Clarissa Explains It All

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The Premise


According to Wikipedia:


Gossip Girl is an American young adult novel series written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series revolves around the lives and romances of the privileged teenagers at the Constance Billard School for Girls, an elite private school in New York City’s Upper East Side. The books primarily focus on best friends Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen, whose experiences are among those chronicled by the eponymous gossip blogger. The novel series is based on von Ziegesar’s experience at Nightingale-Bamford School and on what she heard from friends.


That’s strong. That’s interesting. That translates well to television. So if the books are so amazing (they are, it’s a New York Times bestselling novel series. Go read them.), it’s going to be amazing on the silver screen. And it was, oh it was.


Universally Loved, Award-Winning Television


With six seasons spanning 121 episodes, the show basically received universal praise and a variety of award nominations, including eighteen Teen Choice Award wins (lol). According to the NPD’s consumer tracking data, Gossip Girl was the fifth most binge-watched TV series on Subscription Video-on-Demand Services.


Chuck Bass


Chuck Bass

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Chuck Bass Gif

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Chuck Bass Gif

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Chuck Bass Gif

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I Asked My 337 (lol) Twitter Followers And


Hilary Gossip Girl Tweet


Gemrick Gossip Girl Reply


What’s High School Without Some Good Old-Fashioned Cyberbullying?


Hearsay Heresy, Thruda Greypvine, and at least one more gossip Facebook account that I can’t remember the pun name of, plagued my sweet little grad class of 136 for at least sophomore and junior year before things got out of hand. My name only appeared on Hearsay Heresy once, and it was fantastic because, let me tell you, tea was spilled. I wish I had a screenshot. Here’s my crappy attempt at recreating the moment. 


Hearsay Heresy Attempt


The Fashion


Gossip Girl Fashion

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The Soundtrack



Everyone in the Show Is, in Fact, the Hottest Person You’ve Ever Seen


Gossip Girl Cast Photo

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The Drama


This was literally the most dramatic show. Seriously literally. Chuck Bass almost rapes Jenny in the first episode, and we’re still drooling over the creep throughout the show. It didn’t help that Ed Westwick was beautiful and perfect until he wasn’t. Oops, yikes, I’m not going to even get into that. 


Gossip Girl Thanksgiving Drama

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The Love Triangles…or Whatever Confusing Shape This Might Be


Gossip Girl Dating Mess

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In Conclusion


There you have it. Ten excellent reasons why Gossip Girl is definitively the best television adaptation of a book series ever. Don’t believe me? Go reread the books, then go rewatch the series. You can thank me later.


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