Hello, Upper East Siders – Gossip Girl Is Back
Hey, Upper East Siders, it’s Gossip Girl here.
Yep, you may need to sit down for this one – the pop culture phenomenon is making a comeback. According to media reports, the soon to be launched streaming service from the WarnerMedia stable, HBO Max has greenlighted 10 hourlong episodes of the series.
This new series will be written by Quantico creator Joshua Safran and will be based on the book by Cecily von Ziegesar. Deadline reports that the series will take place eight years after the original website closed down and will introduce a new generation of elite, fashionable New York teens.
Of course, a lot has changed since Blair and Serena had lunch on the steps of the MET – for one, we have social media coming into the picture where anyone with a mobile phone is a paparazzi.
The original series, of course, was a massive hit and impacted social life and fashion among young men and women at that time. It was cool, hip and sometimes scandalous. Okay, it was scandalous pretty much all the time.
This new series has some big shoes to fill. And they better be stylish.
XOXO, Gossip Girl.