Adieu Constance Billard! 'Gossip Girl' Reboot Canceled by HBO Max

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Sunday January 22, 2023
Originally published on January 19, 2023

A still from Season 2 of "Gossip Girl"
A still from Season 2 of "Gossip Girl"  (Source:HBO Max)

After just two seasons, HBO Max is saying goodbye to its "Gossip Girl" reboot.

As reported by Deadline, Gossip Girl's upcoming season 2 finale on Jan. 26 will be its series finale.

Developed by Joshua Safran, the show was based on the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar. The original hit CW show was developed by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, who executive produced the reboot alongside showrunner Safran.

"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," HBO Max said in a statement. "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."

Safran broke the news to fans via Twitter, writing: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to announce Gossip Girl will not be continuing on HBO Max." He added, "Thank you for watching, and I hope you'll tune into the finale next Thursday to see how it all comes together. xoxo."

The series reboot was off to a good start with its premiere in July 2021, "setting a record as HBO Max's most-watched opening weekend for an original series at the time," Deadline reports. But despite a big initial interest, fans of the show seemingly have fizzled out.

Although this is goodbye for now, Safran hinted that this might not be the end of the Gossip Girl world.

"A big thank you to all the GG fans around the world. You're the reason we came back in the first place, and who knows, maybe the reason we will meet again. Much love," he wrote.

Of course, everything is gossip until it's confirmed.