Viewers appear to have missed the Upper Eastsiders’ youthful depravity. The Gossip Girl revival premiered on HBO Max on July 8, and the streaming service, along with Samba TV, reports that it was the most-watched original series on HBO Max during its first weekend of availability.
According to HBO Max, Gossip Girl had a record-breaking first four days on the streaming service. According to Samba TV, the first episode aired to 555,000 households in the United States. Because Gossip Girl is aimed for a younger audience, another statistic that HBO Max will be interested in is that the show dominated Twitter on its premiere and trended No. 1. Throughout the day, the series remained in the top five trends, and on TikTok, the series generated about 15 billion impressions of content inspired by the show. The goal is to generate excitement and buzz, which Gossip Girl has accomplished with its target audience.
Showrunner Joshua Safran wrote the new Gossip Girl, which is based on Cecily von Ziegesar’s book, which also inspired the previous series. Eight years have passed since the original Gossip Girl website went silent, and a new generation of New York private school teenagers is introduced to Gossip Girl’s social monitoring. The new version of the show allows the creators to address how much social media and the landscape of New York itself have changed in the intervening years. The series stars Jordan Alexander, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, Savannah Lee Smith, Todd Almond, Adam Chanler-Berat, Johnathan Fernandez,
The rebooted Gossip Girl was not well received by reviewers, garnering a 36 percent rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while a fresh audience score of 81 percent shows that casual viewers and fans liked what they saw. Gossip Girl is proving to be just that for HBO Max, which was searching for a headline-grabbing series..
Did you see the latest episode of Gossip Girl over the weekend? Part One’s five episodes will be released weekly on HBO Max Thursday, and Part Two’s six episodes will be released in the fall.