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HBO Max Has Renewed ‘Gossip Girl’ for Season 2

The Max Original series Gossip Girl has officially been renewed for another season! The first six episodes of season one are currently available to stream on HBO Max and the remaining six episodes will debut in November. Gossip Girl premiered on July 8 and has become the best launch for a Max Original Drama series this year. The cast includes Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, Savannah Lee Smith, Todd Almond, Adam Chanler-Berat, Johnathan Fernandez, and Jason Gotay.

Developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, a writer and executive producer on the original series, this extension of the pop culture classic takes us back to the Upper East Side, where we find a new generation of New York private school teens who are introduced to social surveillance nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark. Gossip Girl explores just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.

Gossip Girl is based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and the original show, developed by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who both serve as executive producers on the new series.

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According to a press release, the series saw record viewership over its first weekend on the platform as well as took over Twitter in the No. 1 trending spot. It had 15 billion total social impressions at launch and gained around 5.2 billion impressions from content inspired by the series on TikTok.

Be sure to follow the official Gossip Girl account on Twitter for more updates.

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