Every millennial girl and even some boys have kept up with Gossip Girls and we all thought it was over for this much-adored show. But boy, do we have a huge surprise for you. Warner Media has announced a new season of this show and also shared that they might be visiting old characters, but the show will focus on the characters in the next generation of Upper East Siders. We can only imagine how awesome the opening episode of this show will be – Hello Again Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here. And damn, do I have a lot to dish. And it will end with the beloved “You know you love me, xoxo. Gossip Girl.”
Schwartz told a group of reporters, “We’ve reached out to all of them to let them know it was happening and we’d love for them to be involved if they want to be involved, but certainly didn’t want to make it contingent upon [them being involved]. They played these characters for six years, and if they felt like they were good with that, we want to respect that, but obviously, it would be great to see them again,”
“Stephanie and I had been talking about it off and on over the past couple of years, and obviously you’re seeing more shows get revisited. Certainly, on social media, there were people asking for it. We felt that a version with our cast grown up, regardless of what the challenges would be of assembling those actors again, it didn’t really feel like a group of adults that would be patrolled by Gossip Girl would make a lot of sense,” he said. “So we thought there was something really interesting about the idea that we are all Gossip Girl now, in our own way, that we are all purveyors of our own social media surveillance state and how that has evolved and how that has mutated and morphed and telling that through a new generation of Upper East Side high school kids,” Schwartz added.
“Part of why now is we sat down with Josh Safran, who was such a critical part of the show our first go-around and such a good voice of the show and ended up becoming executive producer of the show with us, was he had a really great take and a really great idea, and that made it feel like this was the moment,” Schwartz explained. “We had heard other takes and we had gone down some roads and explored some stuff. But when we heard Safran’s take, it was so fun, and knowing he would be the one writing it, he would be able to deliver a great job. He definitely wanted to subvert the original paradigm.”
The new Gossip Girl will take place eight years after the original Gossip Girl website went dark and a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.