If you’re the form of one who prefers a couple of episodes to be available earlier than you get caught into a brand new present, you’ll be pleased to hear that the primary 10 episodes of HBO’s Gossip Girl reboot are actually available to binge on Showmax.
You can catch up simply in time for the ultimate two episodes which will likely be coming to Showmax categorical from the US on 10 December 2021.
According to the streaming platform, the reboot’s launch noticed it trending at #1 on Twitter and producing over 15 billion complete social impressions, pulling in a document variety of viewers over Part 1’s first weekend on HBO Max in July this yr.
Based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, the unique 2007-2012 Gossip Girl received 18 Teen Choice Awards and helped launch the careers of the likes of Teen Choice winners Leighton Meester and Blake Lively, not to point out a number of Teen Choice nominee Penn Badgley.
Now, this extension of the popular culture basic takes us again to the Upper East Side, discovering the subsequent technology of New York personal college teenagers about to begin the college yr at Constance St Jude’s. But that is 2021, and social surveillance has turn out to be a really completely different beast in the 9 years for the reason that unique blogger’s website went darkish.
“[The new Gossip Girl] exists in the identical world,” explains Eli Brown, who performs Obie.
“It’s very rich teenagers dwelling on the Upper East Side in New York and dwelling these loopy lives, however there’s much more illustration. It’s extra progressive. Social media performs a [part]. So it’s the similar present, it’s the identical universe, however it’s a completely new method of seeing issues,” he provides.
Newcomer Savannah Lee Smith, who performs basic imply lady Monet, says: “It offers you all you need from Gossip Girl. It offers you intercourse, it offers you queerness, it offers you drama… simply deliciousness. But it’s completely different as a result of there’s social media now. In 2007 it was a weblog and now it’s Instagram and Twitter.”
“The greatest distinction is social media,” says showrunner Joshua Safran, who was additionally an government producer on the unique.
Social media didn’t exist the primary time round. So we’re truly how they curate themselves, how they put themselves ahead in the world, and Gossip Girl’s truly going to blow that up, which is an entire new degree.
The query of authenticity is on the coronary heart of the present.
“Everyone’s making an attempt to be genuine, however what is authenticity in case your complete life you’ve been raised to put forth a false sense of who you’re?” Joshua factors out.
“The present offers in that – what, really, does it imply to be genuine? Can we actually be genuine in this point in time? And ought to we be? Is authenticity actuality, or is it how we shield ourselves? There’s rather a lot in there.”
The ensemble solid contains Uganda’s Whitney Peak, Jordan Alexander, Thomas Doherty, pop-culture and elegance icon Tavi Gevinson, pink-haired mannequin and browsing star Evan Mock, and Young Artist Award winner Emily Alyn Lind.
Adding to the present’s clout are Emmy winner Luke Kirby, Emmy nominee John Benjamin Hickey, Golden Globe nominee Malcolm McDowell and Laura Benanti.
Another factor the showrunner determined to maintain the identical is People’s Choice Award winner Kristen Bell, who returned to voice the nameless blogger and “Gossip Girl”.
Gossip Girl has already been renewed for a second season so you might have considered trying to get into the brand new season and catch all 122 episodes of the unique Gossip Girl for a restricted time as it should solely be available on Showmax till 31 March 2022.