Gossip Girl (2021), an American drama created for HBO Max by Joshua Saffran, aired on July 8, 2021, after getting a straight-to-series order. This series is a standalone sequel of the original Gossip Girl that used to be aired on the CW many years ago. The Gossip Girl series is based on a series of novels by Cecily Von Ziegesar. Kristen Bell narrates this series, just as she did for the original Gossip Girl. In the first few days of its premiere, it ranked as the most watched original series on HBO Max.
Gossip Girl (2021) follows the lives of high school upper east siders who are constantly on gossip girl’s radar. Gossip girl is an anonymous gossip blogger who keeps tabs on the upper east side and what is going on with its most elite members. Since it has been almost a decade since the original Gossip Girl aired, things have changed a lot. The new Gossip Girl shows a lot more adult content due to the extremely relaxed nature of HBO Max. Gossip Girl (2021) has also become extremely more diverse in the sense that they now have included LGBTQ members and Non-white actors that are leads in the show.
Gossip Girl (2021) is not a direct continuation of the original Gossip Girl. In the sense that none of the characters are the same. Though it is the same concept and does take place where the original Gossip Girl took place. They initially gave Gossip Girl (2021) a completely new cast. But are generally using the exact same storyline with a few tweaks. And have added more explicit content since it is now on HBO.
Since Gossip Girl (2021) aired, it hasn’t received the best reviews. Critics have mostly stated that it was a good try, though it was just a bunch of pointless drama.
“Just Another Girl on the MTA”
The students return to school after Covid-19.
“She’s Having a Maybe”
The parent teacher conferences are approaching.
“Lies Wide Shut”
Julien and Max find out drama about their parents.
“Fire Walks with Z”
Gossip Girl reveals its Zoya’s Birthday.
A student brings a firearm to school.
Julien fails the PSAT’s.
“Once Upon a Time in the Upper West”
Aki and Audrey struggle as a couple.
“Posts on a Scandal”
Max is upset when Aki and Audrey announce they are going official again.
Julien is told there is nothing that can be done about her father.
Julien becomes a target after a gossip girl post.
“You Can’t Take it With Jules”
Christmas is approaching and Davis signs away most of his assets.
“Gossip Girl, Gone”
It is exposed who has been betraying everyone and exposing them to Gossip Girl.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 37% based on 54 critic reviews, with an average rating of 4.90/10. On Metacritic, the series has a weighted average score of 51 out of 100, based on 28 critics.
Jordan Alexander as Julien Calloway
Whitney Peak as Zoya Lott
Tavi Gevinson as Kate Keller
Eli Brown as Otto “Obie” Bergmann IV
Thomas Doherty as Max Wolfe
Emily Alyn Lind as Audrey Hope
Evan Mock as Akeno “Aki” Menzies
Johnathan Fernandez as Nick Lott
Adam Chanler-Berat as Jordan Glassberg
Zión Moreno as Luna La
Savannah Lee Smith as Monet de Haan
Jason Gotay as Rafa Caparros
Todd Almond as Gideon Wolfe
Laura Benanti as Kiki Hope
Narrated by Kristen Bell
John Benjamin Hickey as Roy Sachs
Megan Ferguson as Wendy
Luke Kirby as Davis Calloway
Elizabeth Lail as Lola Morgan
Jeremy O. Harris as himself
Princess Nokia as herself
Billy Porter as himself
Azhy Robertson as Milo Sparks
Yin Chang as Nelly Yuki
Marc Shaiman as himself
Donna Murphy as Vivian Burton
Lyne Renée as Helena Bergmann
Malcolm McDowell as Roger Menzies
Hettienne Park as Jodie Menzies
Lucy Punch as Saskia Bates
Edmund Donovan as Scott
Zuzanna Szadkowski as Dorota Kishlovsky
Wallace Shawn as Cyrus Rose
Margaret Colin as Eleanor Waldorf-Rose
Aaron Schwartz as Vanya
Kathryn Gallagher as Heidi Bergmann
Amanda Warren as Camille de Haan
Anna van Patten as Grace Byron