A new take on “Gossip Girl,” described variously as a reboot or a spinoff, has received a straight-to-series order from WarnerMedia for the HBO Max streaming service.
“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,'” WarnerMedia says in a press release. “The prestige series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.”
The series, from Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, has an order for 10 one-hour episodes. Joshua Safran of Random Acts is executive producer and writer, with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire and Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment as executive producers. Co-executive producer is Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire.
The series is based on the book by Cecily von Ziegesar.