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Confirmed: A Next-Generation Gossip Girl Is in the Works

After years of rumblings, the beloved show is finally getting a reboot.
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Though their run ended in 2012, Blake Lively's Serena van der Woodson and Leighton Meester's Blair Waldorf are forever in our hearts—and the millennial television canon. Now, their spiritual descendants are heading to the small screen. Here's what we know about the Gossip Girl reboot.

HBO MAX, WARNER MEDIA'S NEW STREAMING SERVICE, HAS ORDERED A NEXT-GENERATION GOSSIP GIRL REVIVAL.

The creators of the original series, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, have signed on to helm a Gen-Z revival of the beloved show.

"Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl," reads a press release, per Vulture. "The prestige series will address just how much social media—and the landscape of New York itself—has changed in the intervening years."

Details about HBO Max are still scarce, but it's expected to debut in the spring of 2020. Stay tuned.

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IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE WE'LL SEE ANY RETURNING CHARACTERS, BUT CHACE CRAWFORD DID PREVIOUSLY OFFER TO CAMEO.

"I don't know what it would look like with us being in our 30s now, but I always say, because it was such a big part of my life, I'm open to anything," Crawford recently told Digital Spy. "It would have to be really right, and really specific, and with TV and the golden age of the TV streaming service, maybe an eight-episode season... The reboot might come in the form of new characters. I would absolutely cameo. I'd have to!"

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Leighton Meester on set.
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FANS FIRST LEARNED THAT THERE HAD "BEEN DISCUSSIONS" ABOUT A REBOOT IN JANUARY OF 2019.

"There’s been discussions," CW President Mark Pedowitz told journalists at the TV Critics' Association press tour, per Deadline. "But I don’t know if we’re there yet."

"I don’t know what it would be," Pedowitz continued. "A lot of that is up to the Warner Bros. studio and Josh [Schwartz] and Steph[anie Savage] because you don’t want to do anything without them." It seemed like at that point, the CW was leaving open the possibility for a bonafide Gossip Girl reunion, or a new take on the series.

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Blake Lively and Penn Badgley on location.
Photo by JAMES DEVANEY / GETTY IMAGES.

*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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