Gossip Girl is a Netflix adolescent drama series created by Joshua Safran and produced by HBO Max. It is a spin-off and independent sequel to the same-named CW television series, which is based on Cecily von Ziegesar’s novel series. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, co-creators of the first series, are executive producers, as is Safran, who was an executive producer on the first season and also acts as showrunner.
HBO Max gave it a straight-to-series order in July 2019. Filming is set to begin in New York City in March 2020, but was postponed owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, and will instead take place in November 2020.
Kristen Bell reprises her role as “Gossip Girl,” an anonymous and omniscient blogger, as the series’ narrator. Jordan Alexander, Whitney Peak, Tavi Gevinson, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zión Moreno, and Savannah Lee Smith lead the ensemble cast.
On July 8, HBO Max broadcast Gossip Girl. The first season will include 12 episodes, divided into two parts of six episodes each, with the second half premiering in November 2021. The series got renewed for a second season in September 2021.
Gossip Girl (2021) Synopsis
A new cast of Manhattan private students takes the lead under the watchful eye of Gossip Girl, over a decade after the first series ended, revealing how dramatically social media – and the environment of New York City itself – has altered in the intervening years. Because of the HBO Max streaming service’s loose rules, Gossip Girl will have more explicit content than the original on The CW. With non-white leads and LGBT characters, the series is expected to be more diverse.
Executive producer and showrunner Joshua Safran confirmed that it is officially in the same universe as the original Gossip Girl series in terms of continuity. Rather than being a straight continuation of the tale, it is set in the same universe as the previous installments, where past characters can be freely referenced and potentially resurface, but it follows a different cast of people from a different perspective.
- TV Network: HBOMAX
- Premiere Date: Jul 8, 2021
- Genre: Drama
- Executive producers: Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo
- Country of origin: United States
- Language: English
- Also known as: Пліткарка
- Filming locations: New York City, New York, USA
- Jordan Alexander as Julien Calloway
- Whitney Peak as Zoya Lott
- Tavi Gevinson as Kate Keller
- Eli Brown as Otto “Obie” Bergmann IV
- Thomas Doherty as Max Wolfe
- Emily Alyn Lind as Audrey Hope
- Evan Mock as Akeno “Aki” Menzies
- Johnathan Fernandez as Nicholas “Nick” Lott
- Adam Chanler-Berat as Jordan Glassberg
- Zión Moreno as Luna La
- Savannah Lee Smith as Monet De Haan
- Jason Gotay as Rafa Caparros
- Laura Benanti as Kiki Hope.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||“Just Another Girl on the MTA”||Karena Evans||Teleplay by : Joshua Safran||July 8, 2021|
|2||“She’s Having a Maybe”||Karena Evans||April Blair||July 15, 2021|
|3||“Lies Wide Shut”||Jennifer Lynch||Lila Feinberg||July 22, 2021|
|4||“Fire Walks with Z”||Jennifer Lynch||Courtney Perdue & Baindu Saidu||July 29, 2021|
|5||“Hope Sinks”||Pamela Romanowsky||Aaron Fullerton||August 5, 2021|
|6||“Parentsite”||Pamela Romanowsky||Ashley Wigfield||August 12, 2021|
In July 2019, WarnerMedia ordered a reboot of the series for HBO Max. Despite being referred to as a “reboot,” Josh Schwartz affirmed that it is a continuation of the original plot. Karena Evans was confirmed as the director of the first two episodes of the series on November 2, 2020. HBO Max renewed the series for a second season on September 9, 2021.
Bell was revealed as returning as the voice of Gossip Girl in the upcoming season in November 2019. Alyn Lind, Peak, Brown, Fernandez, and Gotay were cast in March 2020, according to reports. Gevinson, Doherty, Chanler-Berat, and Moreno were also rumored to have joined later that month. Smith was said to have joined the cast in April 2020. Jordan Alexander joined the cast in a prominent role in August 2020. Evan Mock was cast as a series regular in October 2020, while Benanti was cast in an unspecified role. Lail joined the cast in March 2021 in an unspecified role. Renée joined the cast as a recurring character in May 2021.
Ferguson and Harris joined the cast in an unknown capacity in June 2021.
The series was set to begin filming in March 2020 in New York City, but it was postponed owing to the effect of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States, and the release date was pushed back to 2021 as a result. On November 2, 2020, filming on the series began.
On July 8, 2021, HBO Max debuted Gossip Girl. The first six episodes will run on a weekly basis, with the second six episodes set to premiere in November 2021. The CW announced in June 2021 that the first episode of the relaunch will air on July 9, the day after it premiered on the streaming service, and that the program would be available to stream on The CW’s web platforms after it aired.
The series was picked up by BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom, and Crave in Canada. On July 9, 2021, the series premiered on Streamz in Belgium.
The series has a 38 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 50 critic reviews with an average rating of 4.90/10. “An ambitious miscalculation, Gossip Girl stutters more than it struts, stranding a stacked ensemble in a luxurious sea of rudderless drama,” the website’s critical consensus says. The series received a weighted average score of 51 out of 100 from 28 reviewers on Metacritic, signifying “mixed or mediocre reviews.”
Is Gossip Girl coming back in 2021?
On July 8, 2021, HBO Max debuted Gossip Girl. The first six episodes will run on a weekly basis, with the second six episodes set to premiere in November 2021.
How many episodes will Gossip Girl 2021 have?
Gossip Girl Release Dates
|Argentina||8 July 2021||(internet)|
|Australia||8 July 2021||(internet)|
|Brazil||8 July 2021||(internet)|
|Canada||8 July 2021||(internet)|
|Spain||8 July 2021||(internet)|
|South Korea||8 July 2021|
|Mexico||8 July 2021||(internet)|
|Philippines||8 July 2021|
|Poland||8 July 2021||(internet)|
|Singapore||8 July 2021||(internet)|
|Turkey||8 July 2021||(internet)|
|USA||8 July 2021||(internet)|
|Canada||9 July 2021|
|Japan||9 July 2021||(internet)|
|USA||9 July 2021|
|UK||25 August 2021||(internet)|
Also Known As (AKA)
|(original title)||Gossip Girl|
|Canada (English title)||Gossip Girl|
|Canada (French title)||Gossip Girl|
|India (Hindi title)||Gossip Girl|
|India (English title)||Gossip Girl|
|Japan (Japanese title)||リブート版ゴシップガール|
|Singapore (English title)||Gossip Girl|
|South Korea||Gossip Girl|
|United Arab Emirates||Gossip Girl|