Upper Eastsiders: HBO Max’s ‘Gossip Girl’ has been canceled and its series finale will be delivered to streamers on January 26th.
Season 1 premiered in July 2021 with a critics score of 38% on Rotten Tomatoes. variety‘s Caroline Flamke praised it and wrote the show. This time around, there’s no guessing game about who Gossip Girl is — at least for the audience. (In the revival, the outraged teacher at the show’s fictional private school was Gossip Girl.) Season 2 jumped higher on Rotten Tomatoes, but received fewer reviews.
In a statement, HBO Max said, “Showrunners/executive producers Joshua Safran, executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz for bringing us back to all the Upper East Side and Constance Billard scandals. “We won’t be making it to the third season of ‘Gossip Girl’, but we are very grateful for the fascinating love triangle, calculated intrigue, and impeccable fashion that the series has brought to new audiences.” will be grateful to.”
Season 2 was greenlit in September 2021, with HBO Max touting the first season as achieving “record viewership” for streamers. The second season debuted in his December 2022.
“So here’s Goth. It’s with the heaviest hearts that I have to announce that GOSSIP GIRL will not continue on HBO Max,” series showrunner Joshua Safran wrote on Instagram. I am eternally grateful to the network and the studio for their trust and support.The writers for their devious brains and dexterous talent.The superstar cast who are the best collaborators and friends.And the hard work of the crew, Thank you for your dedication, love for the project.This was honestly the best set I have ever worked on from top to bottom.We are currently looking for another home but in this climate It can be a difficult bottle, so if that’s all there is to it, at least we’ve hit our peak heights. I would appreciate it if you could check if it can be summarized in
“Gossip Girl” is based on the series of the same name that aired on The CW for six seasons from 2007 to 2012, itself based on the novel by Cecily von Ziegesar. This revival follows the introduction of a new generation of teens from New York’s private schools into social surveillance, eight years after the original series’ blogger website shut down. Beginning in its second semester, Gossip Girl went all out to control the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.
Starring Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peake, Savannah Lee Smith, Grace Dua, Michelle Trachten Berg makes a guest appearance. (Trachtenberg is back to play her character, Georgina Sparks, from the original series.)
Saffron, who served as an executive producer on the original “Gossip Girl,” developed the revival and served as showrunner. Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment collaborated with Warner Bros. Television and his CBS studio to produce the series. Executive producers included Random Act’s Saffron, Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and Aloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. Co-Executive Producer with Lis Lowinski of Fake Empire.