Oscar Wilde would have delighted in meeting the enigmatic Gossip Girl. When the social Nostradamus declared that “the only thing worse in life than being talked about is not being talked about”, he predicted not only the ingredients for a hit television show but an attitude symptomatic of an entire generation. In a land of kingpins and queen bees, gossip reigns supreme as the main currency and great social equaliser amongst Gossip Girl’s group of preppy teens.
Fans will be happy to know that WarnerMedia have announced that a Gossip Girl spin-off series is in the works, to be streamed on HBO Max in the US, with an outlet for Australia as yet unnamed.
The spinoff series will be set eight years after the original show’s finale and will follow the shenanigans of a new generation of preppy kids introduced to a new ‘Gossip Girl’ site complete with Big Brother-style surveillance.
Rumours about a Gossip Girl ‘reunion’ of sorts have been circulating for some time, however the new series will not see Serena, Blair and co under the spotlight.
Rather, the spinoff series is set eight years after the original show’s finale and will follow the shenanigans of a new generation of preppy kids introduced to a fully updated ‘Gossip Girl’ site complete with Big Brother-style surveillance.
The limited series will explore just how much social media has changed in the intervening years.
There’s no word yet on whether any of the original cast members will be returning for the new show but we’re betting Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Taylor Momsen will all be making some kind of cameo appearance. As teachers, perhaps? LOL. Xoxo.
Main image: Part of the ‘Gossip Girl’ cast as featured on the cover of Cream magazine in 2010.