It’s time to say bye to Gossip Girl It’s back. The HBO Max reboot of the iconic CW series has been canceled after two seasons on January 19, 2023. The final episode of the revival series will air its second season finale on January 26. Continue reading to find out why the show was cancelled and what HBO Max said.
Why Did the ‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot Get Canceled?
Showrunner Josh Safran Instagram users shared the news on the cancellation. However, they noted that the series will continue to look for a home on other streaming platforms.
“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 began. “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.”
The reboot’s first season, which aired in July 2021 and was the most watched TV series for HBO Max to date, received the highest ratings. However, Gossip Girl ultimately didn’t live up to the expectations of critics and fans of the original series, which ran for six seasons from 2007 to 2012.
“We are currently looking for another home, but in this climate, that might prove an uphill bottle, and so if this is the end, at least we went out on the highest of highs,” Josh continued in his Instagram post. “Thank you for watching, and I hope you’ll tune into the finale next Thursday to see how it all comes together. xoxo,” he continued. “ps. “ps. You’re the reason we came back in the first place, and who knows, maybe the reason we will meet again. Much love.”
What Has HBO Max Said on ‘Gossip Girl’ Cancellation?
After the cancellation announcement, HBO Max issued the following statement about its streaming service:
“We are very grateful to showrunner/executive producer Joshua Safran, executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz We are grateful to you for bringing us back the Upper East Side, and all the scandals at Constance Billard. We are not planning on a third season. Gossip Girl, we thank them for the enticing love triangles, calculated backstabbing and impeccable fashion this series brought to a new audience.”
The second season of the revival premiered in December 2022, and will wrap up after the show’s finale on January 26.
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