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HBO Max orders Season 2 of 'Gossip Girl' reboot

Kristen Bell's Gossip Girl reboot is returning for Season 2 on HBO Max. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Kristen Bell's "Gossip Girl" reboot is returning for Season 2 on HBO Max. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 10 (UPI) -- HBO Max announced it has renewed its young-adult drama reboot, Gossip Girl, for a second season.

The streaming service said the show, which debuted July 8, had the best launch for a Max Original Drama series this year.

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The first six episodes are streaming now and the remaining six installments of Season 1 are scheduled to debut in November.

The sequel series about wealthy, private school teens in New York was developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, a writer and executive producer on the original show.

Season 1 starred Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, Savannah Lee Smith, Todd Almond, Adam Chanler-Berat, Johnathan Fernandez and Jason Gotay.

Gossip Girl is a sequel and reboot to the CW series of the same name, which itself was based on the Cecily von Ziegesar book series.

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The original TV series aired from 2007 to 2012 and starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley and Ed Westwick. Kristen Bell also voiced the unseen narrator in both shows.

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