‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot Happening for HBO Max

HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia, has ordered 10 episodes of Gossip Girl, a reboot of The CW series that starred Blake Lively and Leighton Meester.

The show initially aired 2007-2012.

Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are behind the remake, which will feature a new batch of private-school kids. Fake Empire, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. TV and CBS Television Studios are producing.

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Cecily von Ziegesar wrote the novel about teens in New York and their adventures.

The CW president Mark Pedowitz said at the TCA press shindig in January that there had been “a discussion” about bringing back the series.

Direct-to-consumer service HBO Max arrives in spring 2020. It will offer 10,000 hours of content from HBO, Warner Bros., CNN, TNT, TBS, TruTV, The CW and other networks and studios. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.