While the first episode of HBO Max’s Gossip Girl season 2 premiered in November 2022, fans are crossing our fingers for a third season. The series is a reboot of the original CW teen drama that ran from 2007 to 2011, and starred Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester.
The reboot first debuted in 2021, with showrunner Joshua Safran emphasizing that the new episodes were meant to be a continuation of the original show.
“I wish there was the proper word because it isn’t a remake, isn’t a reboot. It truly is just years after the original,” he explained to Us Weekly in December 2019. “I kind of look at it as sort of what Marvel does or the DC Universe. You’re just looking at a different angle inside the universe.”
Keep reading to see if this Gossip Girl universe is set for a season 3 or not.
Will There Be a Season 3 of ‘Gossip Girl’ on HBO Max?
Sadly, there will not be a season 3 of Gossip Girl. Showrunner Josh Safran shared the news of the cancellation on Instagram, but noted that the series will be attempting to find a home on other streaming services.
“So here’s the goss: it is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to announce GOSSIP GIRL will not be continuing on HBO Max,” he wrote. “The EPs and I will forever be grateful to the network and studio for their faith and support; the writers for their devious brains and dexterous talent; the superstar cast for being the greatest of collaborators and friends; and the crew for their hard work, dedication and love for the project. This was honestly the greatest set I ever worked on, top to bottom.”
What Has HBO Max, Crew Said on ‘Gossip Girl’ Cancellation?
As for HBO Max, the streaming platform released the following statement after the cancellation announcement:
“We are very grateful to showrunner/executive producer Joshua Safran, and executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz for bringing us back to the Upper East Side and all the scandals at Constance Billard. Although we are not moving forward with a third season of Gossip Girl, we thank them for the enticing love triangles, calculated backstabbing and impeccable fashion this series brought to a new audience.”
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