When will the anticipated second season premiere on HBO Max? Keep reading to find out.
Greetings, readers. The Gossip Girl has returned. If you watched the first season, you’ll know that with the same title as a reboot series of the popular standalone sequel to The CW television series, it easily broke the record for the most-watched HBO Max original series over its debut weekend. It also saw record viewership over the first four days of availability.
The first episode opened to viewers in 555,000 U.S. households, as per Samba TV. Especially for you, we’ve compiled a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the latest details, including the official release date, plot, trailer, and cast, among others. So you can get excited about the final chapter and be ready before the series airs on the streaming service. Here’s everything we know so far about Gossip Girl Season 2.
Gossip Girl Season 2 Release Date and Time Slot
The brand new season, which will be the second season of Gossip Girl, has officially been confirmed to premiere next month on December 1, 2022. It is reported to premiere on a weekly basis on Thursdays at 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET), at the same premiere time just like the prior season on the streaming service.
In order to receive updates on when Gossip Girl Season 2 premieres on HBO Max, interested viewers can also enable notifications. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news among its followers by posting a short clip from the teaser, quoting, “You know I can’t resist a good old-fashioned rivalry. #GossipGirl returns Dec 1 on @HBOMax.” Take a look at the official post below:
You know I can't resist a good old-fashioned rivalry. #GossipGirl returns Dec 1 on @HBOMax. pic.twitter.com/UXbljzTutL
— Gossip Girl (@gossipgirl) November 10, 2022
Gossip Girl Season 2 Plot
In an interview with Teen Vogue, showrunner and executive producer Josh Safran shared what viewers can expect from Season 2, quoting, “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.”
The official description of the second season states, “It’s the second semester of Junior year, and Gossip Girl is leaving no stone unturned in her effort to control the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. She’s learned a thing or two from her first go-round – namely what her audience wants, they shall get. It’s time for her to turn the heat up on what’s been simmering. Old enemies, new allies, constantly shifting sands – this semester, there can only be one queen, and by the end of the school year, everyone will know where the bodies are buried, and just who was holding the shovel.” Take a look at the official trailer on HBO Max’s YouTube channel below:
Gossip Girl Season 2 Cast and Crew
Gossip Girl is produced by Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios. The series is written, executive produced, and developed by Safran of Random Acts. Executive producers also include Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire, and Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment. Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire serves as co-executive producer. The main cast members from the first seasons are expected to reprise their roles in the new season which are as follows:
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, and Grace Duah as Shan Barnes. The series is narrated by Kristen Bell as the voice of “Gossip Girl”, an online anonymous figure, reprising her role from the 2007 series.
Gossip Girl Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
Although the exact number of episodes for Gossip Girl Season 2 has yet to be released. We may expect at least 12 episodes with a runtime of 56 to 60 minutes, just like the prior season. The number of episodes may vary, which is ultimately dependent on the theme that the show intends to convey to the audience. We would like to highlight that it seems highly unlikely that the show will not be consistent in terms of its episode count. So, we suggest the viewers be patient and follow the social media handles of the show to stay up-to-date on the latest details.
In the meantime, we recommend that readers revisit the first season to recall all the events that will transpire in the new chapter. The series will air on HBO in the United States and will be available to stream in 4K resolution on HBO Max as it is an exclusive series developed for the digital streaming platform. Moreover, membership on the platform costs $10 per month for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month for the ad-free option.
The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preferences and stream the vast catalog that HBO Max has to offer its users, with TV shows and movies ranging across different genres. The series is available to watch in Asia via HBO Go. The series is available on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK. For Canada, it’s owned by Crave. In Belgium, the series was released on Streamz on July 9, 2021. The series will be released on Amazon Prime Video India on July 21, 2022.
Crash the party. #GossipGirl returns Dec 1 on @HBOMax. pic.twitter.com/VTL9MeV41Q
— Gossip Girl (@gossipgirl) November 10, 2022
Gossip Girl Season 1: What happened in the final episode?
The final episode was titled as, “Gossip Gone, Girl,” which was released on December 2, 202. The episode is directed by Darren Grant and written by Kelli Breslin. In the final episode, the viewers got to see that, as people discover who betrayed them to “Gossip Girl,” chaos ensues throughout the city, prompting people to stop sending in tip-offs.
Julien wants to rekindle his relationship with Obie, but she discovers he has a new girlfriend, Grace, so Monet and Luna plot to break them up. The plan backfires, and Obie confronts Julien, telling her she must accept that they are no longer together. Max spirals out of control following his parents’ divorce and is supported by Aki and Audrey.
He admits to them that he feels expendable, but after Luna’s encouragement, he agrees to try a three-way relationship. Davis offers Nick enough money to help him and Zoya stay in New York, which Nick initially rejects but later accepts in order to do what is best for Zoya and Julien. Kate criticizes him for sacrificing his principles, to which he responds by telling her to leave him alone.
Monet plots a coup against Julien because she believes she has changed too much. Julien proposes a collaboration with “Gossip Girl,” agreeing to send her all the dirt she has on her peers while also promising to try to discover “Gossip Girl’s” true identity in order to restore her social standing. Kate, as seen in “Gossip Girl,” agrees on one condition. Take a look at the official trailer for the first season below:
Catch up on the previous season before Gossip Girl Season 2 premieres on HBO Max.