The Gossip Girl spin-off is in preparation on HBO Max: the series is back on TV with 10 episodes, all new cast and plot. Here’s what we know.
If Netflix has recently dusted off the original series by making it known to the new generations, now it is HBO Maxnew streaming service, to win the reboot. Gossip Girl in fact, he will soon return to TV in the form of one spin off set a few years in the future. It will be sort of Motherboard updatewhich was still taking place at the time of blogging and Blueberry.
Social and smart phones have now completely changed the face of New York teenagers once under the magnifying glass of Dan Humphrey. Eight years after final season another group of kids is waiting to meet a new mystery repository of gossip. Who will be behind it this time?
The news of the Gossip Girl spin-off comes after several months of unconfirmed rumors. In the past few hours, all the main American TV information portals have reported that the newborn HBO streaming service will take care of the production.
At the reins of the project remain the “parents” of the series broadcast since 2007, ie Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. This certainly bodes well for his success, towards which someone has already adopted a completely convinced gaze. But let’s see what other previews we can give around the Gossip Girl spin-off, defined by some magazines as a reboot due to the new cast and of new texture.
Gossip Girl spin off plot: what the new series is about
UPDATE 17/01/2020: about the plot of the spin off Of Gossip Girl, HBO Max’s head of content provided some news at the latest TCAs. In front of the press, Sarah Aubrey explained: “We’ve received the first script and we all breathed a sigh of relief because it is pretty good. One of the privileges to work with the original creators it’s that they know the essentials of the show. And they intend to use a modern perspective on the show”.
According to the previews of its contents, the plot of the spin off Of Gossip Girl will resolve within 10 episodes. The “people of the Upper East Side”, according to the definition that traditionally began each episode, will this time be made up of a new group of students from the most exclusive schools in Manhattan.
Will they be the ones who, watched once again by the indiscreet gaze of those who could use their secrets to harm them, “will address how social media as much as the landscape of New York itself has changed in recent years”.
This, at least, the official plot of the Gossip Girl spin-off released along with other advances. Some of them also concern the cast.
Cast: actors and characters from the new series of Gossip Girl
UPDATE 02/04/2020: in addition to the names we have already made, they also join the cast of the Gossip Girl spin off Adam Chanler-Berat (Law & Order, The Good Wife), and newcomers Zion Moreno and Savannah Smith. The latter in particular, who is still studying acting in New York, has been cast in one of the lead roles.
UPDATE 03/03/2020: self Deadlines first announced the presence of Emily Alyn Lind as the female lead, a few hours later EW completed the first shortlist of names in spin-off cast. To the actress, who was the youngest Amanda Clarke in the cult Revenge and has recently appeared in the cinema in Doctor Sleepthey add Whitney Peak (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Jonathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon), Eli Brown (The Perfectionists) and the rookie Jason Gotay. No news on their roles, of which we will certainly know later.
UPDATE 17/01/2020: at the January 2020 Television Critics Association, HBO Max’s head of supply said the project is still ongoing. About the hypothesis of bring the original cast of Gossip Girl back to the spin-off set, the same added that the circle around some names would be narrowing. Meanwhile, last December, Penn Badgley (currently starring in You) was rather cautious about the return as Dan Humphrey. These are his words: “I should think about it. I’ve never been a fan of Dan Humphrey… It would depend on a lot of things”.
Considering the fact that it is one spin offit is possible that some of the original actors of the parent series you fall into the cast of the new Gossip Girl. However at the moment it seems confirmed that none of the old protagonists – if only for age reasons – he will be able to resume his old role. The renewed version of the show will therefore try to count on a new group of actors and above all of characters.
We recall that some of the most significant talents of the small and big screen of recent years have come out of the original series of The CW. The expectation of many is therefore that the new series will also be able to become a breeding ground for other future stars in the world of entertainment.
In addition to the authors of the series, many other producers and screenwriters will also return to deal with their old creature. Among these we can mention Joshua Safran and Leslie Morgenstein, as well as the executive producers Gina Girolamo and Lis Rowinski.
Trailers and teasers
In February 2020, on the official social networks of Gossip Girl are disclosed first images of the spin off. One of these portrays the famous entrance to the high school attended by the protagonists of the original series. Towing the shot the caption “We’re here for new lessons from Manhattan’s elite”.
Looking forward to a real teaser trailers of the spin off Of Gossip Girllet us therefore be satisfied with knowing that the production machine is now officially in motion.
Release Date: That’s when it comes out
Originally intended to help launch HBO Max into the streaming market, the spin-off of Gossip Girl could instead not see the light before 2021. There exit date of the series has suffered a sharp shift due to the rage of the Coronavirus. In fact, the epidemic forced the production to come to terms with the virus, first of all by closing the set that had just opened, and secondly by scheduling a new start of work in the heart of summer, when the anti-Covid restrictions they will be loose.
During an interview given to VulturesHBO executives said: “They hadn’t even started production yet. They were in pre-production and ready to shoot. The most significant and high-profile aspects of the show have been postponed.”.