Sorry, Higher East Siders: The Gossip Lady reboot won’t proceed at HBO Max, per The Hollywood Reporter. The cancelation information arrives per week earlier than the second season finale is about to air.
Nonetheless, there might nonetheless be a slight likelihood the collection finds life on one other community or streaming platform. The title will likely be shopped round, THR experiences. To this point it’s unclear which shops have an interest.
Within the meantime, showrunner and creator Joshua Safran addressed the cancelation on-line, posting on Twitter and telling THR in a press release:
“So right here’s the goss: it’s with the heaviest of hearts that I’ve to announce Gossip Lady won’t be persevering with on HBO Max. The EPs and I’ll perpetually be grateful to the community and studio for his or her religion and help; the writers for his or her devious brains and dexterous expertise; the celebrity solid for being the best of collaborators and pals; and the crew for his or her exhausting work, dedication and love for the undertaking. This was truthfully the best set I ever labored on, high to backside. We’re presently in search of one other residence, however on this local weather, that may show an uphill battle, and so if that is the top, not less than we went out on the very best of highs. Thanks all for watching, and I hope you’ll tune into the finale subsequent Thursday to see the way it all comes collectively. xoxo”
HBO Max additionally responded to the information in a press release:
“We’re very grateful to Josh Safran, Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz for bringing us again to the Higher East Aspect and all of the scandals at Constance Billard. Though we’re not transferring ahead with a 3rd season of Gossip Lady, we thank them for the engaging love triangles, calculated backstabbing and impeccable trend this collection dropped at a brand new viewers.”
The Gossip Lady reboot premiered in 2021 to immense fanfare—in accordance with HBO Max, on the time, it was the most-watched debut of an authentic collection on its platform. The second season made a quieter arrival in late 2022.
The authentic Gossip Lady, which premiered on the CW in 2007, catapulted leads like Blake Full of life, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley into teen stardom. Whereas the reboot takes place in the identical world because the preliminary present, it featured a brand new, extra various solid and extra racially and sexually inclusive storylines. “[The original] Gossip Lady was how life was seen then. And this model may be very a lot true to this time,” lead actress Whitney Peak beforehand advised ELLE.
The previous two seasons included a couple of cameos and Easter eggs for followers, together with characters like Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) and Nelly Yuki (Yin Chang). Nonetheless, whereas some diehard followers of the unique have been skeptical of the revival, star Jordan Alexander mentioned she might “fully perceive” the place the criticism got here from.
“There’s nothing like nostalgia; it’s only a actually, actually good feeling, so I can perceive individuals wanting to guard that. However I might say this won’t steal any of your nostalgia,” she beforehand advised ELLE.com.
She added, “You may nonetheless very a lot have the primary Gossip Lady after which expertise this new chapter or subsequent period. It’s the entire parts that you just love about that first present and stuff you haven’t seen earlier than.”
Each variations of Gossip Lady are presently streaming on HBO Max.
Erica Gonzales is the Senior Tradition Editor at ELLE.com, the place she oversees protection on TV, films, music, books, and extra. She was beforehand an editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com. There’s a 75 % likelihood she’s listening to Lorde proper now.