Did Chace Crawford just speak a Gossip Girl reboot into existence?
Just days after Crawford expressed his interest in the CW Network show’s revival, Deadline confirmed that the reboot has been ordered by the upcoming HBO Max.
While the actor is definitely on board to make an appearance, the show will reportedly focus on a new generation of New York private school teens. The reimagined version of Gossip Girl will is expected to have 10 hour-long episodes for its first season. Fans will be able to watch the series through WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streaming service HBO Max.
The original series writer and executive producer Joshua Safran will return for the reboot project. Joining along are Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. TV and CBS Television Studios.
There’s no news whether the original cast will be involved in the new series but here’s the logline for the show as reported by Deadline:
“Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The prestige series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.”
The original Gossip Girl series ended its six-season run back in 2012 on the CW. The show aired at a time when social media was just about to take off.
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