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Everything we know so far

(Pocket-lint) – Hey there Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here. Just letting you know I’m coming back for a second season of HBO Max’s reboot of the show that’s all about me and what I write about you all.

You might see a couple of extra old faces from the original Gossip Girl this next season too so read on to find out when you’ll see me back, how you’ll be able to watch me and what you can expect to happen.

This is everything we know so far about Gossip Girl reboot season 2.

Gossip Girl reboot season 2 release date

A release date of 1 December 2022 has been confirmed for season two of the Gossip Girl reboot in the US.

For those in the UK, season one of Gossip Girl the reboot arrived in the UK on 25 August 2021 following a release in the US on 8 July 2021, so it’s possible that we might have to wait until 2023 for season two this side of the pond. For now, a UK release date hasn’t been confirmed.


How to watch and where to watch Gossip Girl reboot season 2?

The Gossip Girl reboot is a HBO Original series so when season two does arrive on 1 December, you’ll need your subscription to the HBO Max streaming service to be able to watch it. Season 1 was also available to watch on CW – the platform that aired the original Gossip Girl initially – and it was also possible to watch on The CW’s online platforms so the same could apply for season 2. 

For the UK, Sky has a programming deal with HBO for HBO Originals, but the BBC snapped up the Gossip Girl reboot. 

It’s not currently clear if the BBC also has the initial rights to season 2 but if it does, then you’ll be able to watch season 2 of the show through BBC iPlayer in the UK when it arrives.

How many episodes of Gossip Girl reboot season 2 will there be?

Season one of the Gossip Girl reboot featured 12 episodes with the first six airing before a mid-season break. It’s not yet been confirmed how many episodes season two will offer, though we would expect around the same. We’d also expect a mid-season break again.

Joshua Safran knows the episode number but has said he isn’t allowed to say at the moment.

The original show went on for six seasons and there were a total of 121 episodes. We’re hoping to see the reboot offer the same longevity but for now, all we know is a second season is happening.

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Who is expected to be cast in Gossip Girl reboot season 2?

It is expected that Kristen Bell – the voice of Gossip Girl (both in the reboot and the original series) – will be back. And we should hope so too, because it really wouldn’t be the same without her.

Other characters to return for season 2 include: 

  • Whitney Peak as Zoya Lott
  • Jordan Alexander as Julien Calloway
  • Eli Brown as Otto ‘Obi’ Bergmann IV
  • Thomas Doherty as Max Wolfe
  • Emily Alyn Lind as Audrey Hope
  • Evan Mock as Akeno ‘Aki’ Menzies
  • Tavi Gevinson as Kate Keller
  • Savannah Smith as Monet de Haan
  • Zion Moreno as Luna La

We saw cameos from some of the original Gossip Girl cast members in season 1, including Eleanor Waldorf (Margaret Colin), Cyrus Rose (Wallace Shawn), Nelly Yuki (Yin Chang) and Georgina Sparks’ son Milo (Azhy Robertson), and it looks like we will get more in season 2. 

The teaser released in June – which you can watch a little further down – showed what appears to be Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) clapping in a theatre with the video saying “It only takes one spark… to start a fire”, before continuing “And I have a feeling this city is about to burn.”

It has since been confirmed that Michelle Trachtenberg will be returning as Georgina Sparks in the second season. Showrunner and executive producer Joshua Safran said to Teen Vogue: “She’s an anarchist. She’ll just do anything and just for any reason she decides. So we brought that energy to the first show, and then we brought that energy back to this one. She’s the same, and that’s what I think is so fun, that Michelle is older, we’re all older, Georgina is older yet has the exact same energy. She’s out of time.”

He added: “Where she’s introduced has a tie to the first show that I love, that is so funny, and it relates to characters from the original show, and she just has this little run of dialogue about how she’s been interacting with characters from the original show in the last 15 years. It’s one of my favorite parts of this whole season.”

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What is expected to happen in Gossip Girl reboot season 2?

While we don’t know what season 2 of the Gossip Girl reboot will focus on, we can expect there to be plenty of drama and it sounds like things might heat up a bit and there are also plenty of open storylines from season 1.

Joshua Safran said the second season is “definitely messier”. It was on the back of a question about how Audrey’s mum Kiki feels about her daughter’s relationship with her father, which the answer was “v complicated”. 

Safran also said the biggest chnage from season one to season two would be: “The things I said we wouldn’t do in S1, a certain character makes us do in S2”.

The showrunner said we can “of course” expect more “throuple” scenes, and that Zoya’s motive for the second season will be “to figure out who she is”. 

Safran told Teen Vogue: “I always knew that if we got to a season two, the characters themselves, now that they have been manipulated by Gossip Girl for a full season, would start to play into Gossip Girl’s hand.

“That would be the place for us to go back to doing that stuff that the first show did so well because we would’ve, A) established ourselves as our own entity, but, B) if you’re a group of teenagers and Gossip Girl is screwing with you, it took a while for Blair and Serena even to fall into… they weren’t pushing each other into the Seine or into fountains early. That was because Gossip Girl’s influence gets to you so much that it amps you up, and that’s season two … There are catfights, and people get pushed into a fountain.”

Is there a trailer for the Gossip Girl reboot season 2?

No, there is currently no trailer for the Gossip Girl reboot season 2, though the official Twitter account has released a mini teaser, which you can watch below.

How to catch up on previous seasons of Gossip Girl, both the reboot and original

Netflix stopped streaming the original Gossip Girl on 31 December 2020. If you want to watch the original upper east siders, you can watch it on HBO Max in the US.

In the UK, all six seasons of the original Gossip Girl show are available on BBC iPlayer and Sky On Demand. They arrived on the BBC’s service on 19 August 2021.

You can buy also buy the original Gossip Girl seasons from iTunes, Amazon and YouTube.

Writing by Britta O’Boyle.



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