Gossip Girl 3, no third season for the reboot
The reboot of Gossip Girl will not have a season 3. It is Thursday, January 19, the news that the original series by HBO Max has been canceled after two seasons.
The series – which debuted in July 2021 in the United States, and in the autumn of the same year on Sky Series in our country – will end with the final episode of the second season, broadcast on January 26 overseas and Saturday January 28 on Sky and Now. “We are very grateful to showrunner/executive producer Joshua Safran and executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz for taking us back to the Upper East Side and all the Constance Billard scandalsHBO Max said in a statement, adding: “While we won’t be making Gossip Girl Season 3, we thank them for the tantalizing love triangles, calculated backstabbing, and flawless fashion this series has brought to new audiences.”.
Creator Joshua Safran paid homage to fans of the franchise, hinting at the possibility of the series returning in some other form in the future: “It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that Gossip Girl will not be continuing on HBO Max. Thanks for following along and I hope you tune in to the finale next Thursday to see how everything pans out. A big thank you to all GG fans around the world. You are the reason we came back and, who knows, maybe the reason we will meet again. With love,Safran said.
Why the Gossip Girl reboot was cancelled
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These are turbulent months for Warner Bros. Discovery, which – after the merger last April – has had to deal with the economic haemorrhage attributed, for the most part, to the expenses for the production of content destined for the HBO Max platform. In addition to rather controversial cancellations like the ones in the movie Batgirl (whose production was already completed), Westworld and of the countless series that have disappeared from the catalog, WBD seems to have not achieved the desired result with the reboot of Gossip Girl; a result that instead would have come with another nostalgia operation of the streaming platform, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.
Hence the decision not to give the green light to the production of a season 3 of GG. The news didn’t surprise many people; fans and critics have never been entirely convinced by this series, even if the second season had partly remedied the numerous flaws that had been pointed out by the public in its debut.
The new version Gossip Girl has as its protagonists a new generation of teenagers from a private school in New York who find themselves in the crosshairs of a new Gossip Girl, in this case made up of the teachers of Constance Billiard. The series explored how much social media – and the landscape of New York itself – has changed over the years. The reboot, which features a diverse cast and queer stories, recently earned a GLAAD Award nomination.
The reboot cast includes Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, Savannah Lee Smith, Johnathan Fernandez, Adam Chanler-Berat, Todd Almond, Laura Benanti, Grace Duah and Megan Ferguson. Kristen Bell, protagonist of the original series, returns as narrator.