Following its premiere on HBO Max, the Gossip Girl reboot series will air its first episode on The CW the following day, Friday, July 9, according to Deadline, and will also be available to stream on The CW’s digital platforms after its network launch. The series will debut on HBO Max on Thursday, July 8 with its first six episodes. The remaining six episodes of the season will release later in the fall.
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.
The new iteration of Gossip Girl is developed by writer, EP, and showrunner Joshua Safran, who wrote and executive produced on the original series, with Kristen Bell returning to once again narrate the series and reprise her role as the voice of Gossip Girl. Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, and Savannah Lee Smith star.
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.