Rejoice, Upper East Siders — we're getting a second season of 'Gossip Girl'

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Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO

More Gossip Girl is headed our way.

HBO just confirmed in a press release that the cult-favourite teen drama has been picked up for a second season. The modernised reboot, which features a more diverse, more queer, and overall more socially conscious cast of characters, premiered earlier this summer and instantly shattered viewing records, becoming HBO Max's most-viewed original series at the time. An instant social media sensation obtaining around 15 billion total social impressions during its launch, the reimagined series also turned its cast of newcomers — Jordan Alexander, Whitney Peak, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Thomas Doherty, and more — into overnight sensations with fervent fan bases to boot.

The show's official Instagram account broke the renewal news with a post teasing its return.

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"You'll want to keep your phone close, I won't be gone for long. S1 continues this fall, with S2 to follow," the caption read, alongside a video clip of the cast checking their phones for the latest Gossip Girl blast.

The news comes before Season 1 has even finished airing. With the cast wrapping filming last week, the remaining six episodes of the first season are set to air in November — just in time for the highly anticipated Thanksgiving episode. If you remember back to the original Gossip Girl series, which aired on The CW from 2007 to 2012, the annual Thanksgiving episode was a fan-favourite tradition, marking it one of the most anticipated episodes to watch year after year. The new reboot has big shoes to fill, so we'll be eagerly awaiting.

Watch this space for updates on Season 2.


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