Sorry, Upper East Siders: The gossip girl The reboot will not continue with HBO Max. hollywood reporterNews of the cancellation arrives a week before the second season finale airs.
However, there may still be Slight The series may come to life on another network or streaming platform. The title is shopped here and there, THR report. So far it’s unclear which outlets are interested.
Meanwhile, showrunner and creator Joshua Safran addressed the cancellation online and posted on Twitter to spread the word. THR in the statement:
“So here’s Goth: All I have to announce is the heaviest heart gossip girl It will not continue on HBO Max. EP and I are forever grateful to the network and the studio for their trust and support. Writers for their devious brains and dexterous talents. A superstar cast of best collaborators and friends. And thank the crew for their hard work, dedication and love for the project. This was honestly the best set I’ve ever worked on, top to bottom. We are currently looking for another home, but it can be an uphill battle in this climate, so if this is the end of it, we at least came out on top. See how it all wraps up for the finale next Thursday. XO XO”
HBO Max also responded to the news with a statement.
“So grateful to Josh Safran, Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz for bringing us back to all the Upper East Side and Constance Billard scandals. is not proceeding, but gossip girl, thanks to the fascinating love triangles, calculated betrayal, and impeccable fashion that this series has brought to new audiences. ”
of gossip girl Reboot premiered in 2021 to great fanfare. According to HBO Max, it was the platform’s most-watched original his series debut at the time. A second season has quietly arrived in late 2022.
original gossip girlpremiered on The CW in 2007, catapulting leads like Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley to teen stardom. The reboot would take place in the same world as the first show, but featured a new, more diverse cast and more racially and sexually inclusive storylines.[The original] gossip girl It was the way life was viewed at the time. And this version is very true to this time,” lead actress Whitney Peake previously told ELLE.
The last two seasons have included several cameos and easter eggs for fans, including characters like Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) and Nellie Yuki (Ying Chang). Still, while some die-hard fans of the original were skeptical of the revival, star Jordan Alexander said he “completely understands” where the criticism came from.
“There’s nothing like nostalgia. It feels so good, I can understand wanting to keep it. But I don’t think this will steal your nostalgia,” she previously told ELLE.com. .
She added: gossip girl And experience this new chapter or the next era. Everything that I loved about the first show and things I’ve never seen before. “
both versions of gossip girl It’s currently streaming on HBO Max.
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