Though it has been almost eight years since its final episode, Gossip Girl continues to maintain a cult following of fans. And, with The CW series’ release on the popular streaming platform Netflix, a whole new generation of followers were able to appreciate the drama, scandal, and relationships that developed throughout the show’s six season run.
Even after almost 10 years, the teen-centric series continues to be binge-worthy, and we can’t help but still act slightly surprised (and mad) at the finale’s reveal of the true identity of Gossip Girl.
But, is the YA show finally being booted from Netflix? Keep reading to find out more.
Is ‘Gossip Girl’ leaving Netflix? What to know!
Get ready, Upper Eastsiders, because Gossip Girl is officially leaving Netflix. The series is owned by WarnerMedia, which recently launched their own streaming service, HBO Max, in May. With the company owning the rights to the show, sadly, Gossip Girl will not be staying on Netflix for much longer.
According to a WarnerMedia press release in regards to HBO Max (via Newsweek): “The platform offering will continue to grow adding the libraries of Gossip Girl, The West Wing, and more within the first year of launch.” So, viewers can expect the series to be leaving Netflix in the next year.
While it has not been specified when HBO Max will be adding Gossip Girl to its queue, numerous outlets have reported that the transfer will happen when the streaming service releases the Gossip Girl reboot.
Here’s what to know about the ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot!
Though the website went dark eight years prior, Gossip Girl is back! But, who is the person behind the title? The reboot is expected to follow similar character dynamics to the original show.
And these new teens even know about the OG characters! “The universe still exists. The characters talk about Serena, Blair, Chuck, Dan,” executive producer Joshua Safran told Entertainment Tonight.
But, one major thing that will be different in the new series, there’s more diversity. If you’re a fan of the original, you know that the main cast of characters were white, heterosexual men and women. “There was not a lot of representation the first time around on the show,” Joshua said in an interview at Vulture Festival. “So, this time around the leads are non-white.”
He added: “There’s a lot of queer content on this show. It is very much dealing with the way the world looks now, where wealth and privilege come from, and how you handle that. The thing I can’t say is there is a twist, and that all relates to the twist.”
Unfortunately, viewers will have to wait until 2021 to watch the scandals that arise in the Upper East Side. Amid the current coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19), production has been postponed. Vulture confirmed that the series will not air until at least summer of next year.
For now, binge-watch the original Gossip Girl on Netflix … while you still can.