Despite a strong series debut in 2021, HBO Max has officially decided not to renew Joshua Safrans Gossip Girl revival for a third season. The teenage drama will stream its final episode next Thursday, January 26.
“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 of Constance Billard,” HBO Max said in a statement (via Deadline). “Even if we don’t move forward with a third season of Gossip Girlwe thank them for the tantalizing love triangles, calculated backstabbing and impeccable fashion that this series brought to a new audience.”
Based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and the original show, Gossip Girl is written and executive produced by Joshua Safran, who also serves as showrunner. Starring Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, Savannah Lee Smith and Grace Duah.
“It’s the second semester of junior year and Gossip Girl is leaving no stone unturned in her efforts to control the scandalous lives/spin the scandalous lies of Manhattan’s elite,” reads the synopsis. “She’s learned a thing or two from her first round — namely, what her audience wants, they’re going to get. It’s time for her to turn up the heat on what’s been simmering (Julien, have you met Monet?) as well look at her own influence and how she can make it more disastrous than it was before. Even if it means lying to do it. Old enemies, new allies, ever-shifting sands – this semester there can only be one queen , and by the end of the school year, everyone will know where the bodies are buried and who held the shovel.”
Gossip Girl is produced by Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. TV and CBS Studios. Executive producers also include Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment. Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski serves as co-executive producer