‘Gossip Girl’ reboot canceled by HBO Max after 2 seasons – Deadline

gossip girlIt will not go beyond the current second season return. HBO Max He chose not to order a third season of the reboot, as the upcoming January 26 season 2 finale will serve as a series finale.

the new gossip girl The reboot was developed by Joshua Safran based on Cecily von Ziegesar’s bestselling novels and the original CW show developed by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, who executive produced the reboot alongside showrunner Safran.

“We are so grateful to showrunner/executive producer Joshua Safran, and executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz for bringing us back to the Upper East Side and all of Constance Billard’s scandals,” HBO Max said in a statement. “Although we are not moving forward with a third season of gossip girl, We thank them for the enticing love triangles, calculated backstabbing and impeccable fashion that this series has brought to a new audience.”

The follow-up got off to a hot start in July 2021, setting a record for the most-watched opening weekend on HBO Max for an original series at the time. She was Due to the early renewal of Season 2 Ahead of Season 1B premiering in November 2021. Despite huge initial interest, fueled by fans of the original series, the follow-up didn’t manage to capture the zeitgeist the way the 2007-12 CW show did. The second season fared better with critics than the first season, scoring a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 100% versus the first season’s 69%.

“With the heaviest of hearts, I must announce that Gossip Girl will not continue on HBO Max,” Safran said in a letter to fans Thursday morning. “Thank you for watching, and I hope you get ready for the finale next Thursday to see how things stack up together. xoxo”

Safran, who also worked on the CW series before helming the reboot, hinted that this may not be the end gossip girl franchise.

“Thank you so much to all GG fans around the world. You are the reason we came back in the first place, and who knows, maybe the reason we will meet again. So much love,” he wrote.

While the HBO Max slate has been left out for the past six months as part of a company-wide cost-cutting effort, gossip girl’The cancellation isn’t believed to be a financial decision but rather a result of the show’s inability to hack HBO Max’s way of reviving another YA series, pretty little liarsfor example.

the new gossip girl follows a new generation of private school teens in New York who are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The series explores how much social media—and the landscape of New York itself—has changed in the intervening years. The reboot, which features a variety and weird storyline, is just that It received a GLAAD Award nomination.

The series stars Jordan Alexander, Ellie Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peck, Savannah Lee Smith, Jonathan Fernandez, Adam Chanler-Pratt, Todd Almond, Laura Benanti, Grace Doah and Megan Ferguson. The original series’ Kristen Bell returns as the narrator.

gossip girl Produced by Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television. Television and CBS Studios. The series is written, executive produced and developed by Safran of Random Acts. Executive producers also include Schwartz and Savage of Fake Empire, and Alloy Entertainment’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. Fake Empire’s Liz Rowinski serves as co-executive producer.

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