Gossip Girl Reboot Features 12 Episodes, Releases in Summer and Fall

The upcoming HBO Max reboot of Gossip Girl has a lot to live up to, as fans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the show. 

In a new behind-the-scenes look at the show from Vulture, a brief hint at when fans can expect the show to debut, and for how long, was discussed. According to the report, the show’s ten-episode order was actually bumped up to 12, with six episodes dropping weekly beginning on July 8 and the remaining six to release later in the fall. 

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Vulture also reports that a second season seems inevitable, and with the high expectations and excitement surrounding the show, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the show renewed. 

Based on the book by Cecily von Ziegesar, the 10-episode sequel series will be set eight years after Dan Humphrey shuts down the titular website. The Gossip Girl reboot will now introduce a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The prestige series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.

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Like the original series, the new iteration of Gossip Girl is also written by Joshua Safran, with Kristen Bell returning to once again narrate the series and reprise her role as the voice of Gossip Girl. The reboot will be executive produced by Safran with Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who both created and ran the original series, alongside Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment. Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce with Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment producing in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television.