The Gossip Girl revival on HBO Max was canceled just one week before the second season finale aired on Jan. 26.
of gossip girl Revival HBO Max A third season does not last. The news of the cancellation came just a week before the airing of the second season finale, which premieres on January 26. A revival of the original series, the show had high expectations as it capitalized on its popularity. The original series garnered impressive viewership on HBO Max. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite match the success of the original show.
of gossip girl The revival is set in the same private New York high school as the original, eight years after the events of the original series. Its identity is revealed to the audience but hidden from the character. It also received praise for featuring a diverse cast and containing a bizarre storyline.
In a statement about the show’s cancellation, series showrunner Josh Safran expressed disappointment with the streaming service’s decision but thanked the studio for the support it provided. He thanked the cast and crew and said it was the best set he had ever worked on. Finally, he said that the final episode of the second season would offer some resolution to the story so far, leaving the show behind. It indicates that the decision to cancel was made before or during the second season.
The Gossip Girl revival failed to replicate the original show’s success
When the revival premiered in 2021, HBO Max had high hopes, having previously seen successful revivals of other legacy shows such as: sex and the city When pretty little liarsThe streaming giant hoped to replicate the success achieved with the revival of these shows, but unfortunately, gossip girl We struggled to recreate the magic that made the original show such a hit. Critical reviews for the show’s first season were mixed, and while the second season improved, HBO Max was clearly unimpressed with the numbers it received on the back end.
In a statement, HBO Max said, gossip girl Call it a revival show,
“So much to showrunner/executive producer Joshua Safran and 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 appreciate the fascinating love triangles, calculated intrigues, and impeccable fashion that the series brought to new audiences. “
Fans will have to wait and see if another platform picks up the series, but for now, gossip girl The resurrection is over. The news is certainly a disappointment to the show’s die-hard fanbase, who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the second season finale, which premieres on HBO Max on January 26th.