O HBO Max announced on Wednesday (9) that the teen series Gossip Girl has been renewed for a second season. The series' first season has had six episodes so far and premiered on July 8th. The remaining six episodes of the premiere season will be available in November.
The reboot is one of the biggest successes among the platform original productions streaming from Warner. Like the original version, which ran for six seasons, and ran from 2007 to 2012, the new version of Gossip Girl is the brainchild of producer Joshua Safran.
nine years later
The story revolves around a new generation of teenagers who attend a private school on the luxurious Upper East Side, in New York. The reboot seeks to show how social networks have changed and differently affect the lives of young people nine years after the end of the original blog.
Gossip Girl is based on the series of best sellers by the American writer Cecily von Ziegesar and also in the original version of the series. In addition to Safran, the new version of the series also features the return of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage as executive producers.
The new version of the production stars Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak and Savannah Lee Smith, with Todd Almond, Adam Chanler-Berat, Johnathan Fernandez and Jason Gotay.
Success on networks
On its opening weekend, Gossip Girl broke audience records on HBO Max and was one of the most talked about topics on Twitter. However, the success of the series was evidenced in the TikTok, there were about 5,2 billion impressions of content inspired by the series on the social network of short videos.
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Among the positive reviews of the new version of the series are the greater diversity compared to the original production. An example of this is the greater number of characters LGBTQIA + and addressing issues that are of interest to this community.
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