Gossip Girl reboot delayed until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

The Gossip Girl reboot has been delayed (Picture: The CW)

The planned Gossip Girl reboot has been delayed until 2021 thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

The iconic teen soap-drama was set to be brought into the modern-day with a new cast of characters.

But, its sad news for all the Upper East Siders out there, as thanks to the global Covid-19 pandemic, production on the new show won’t be starting anytime soon.

‘They hadn’t even started production yet; they were in pre-production and ready to roll,’ HBO Max chief content officer Kevin Reilly told Vulture.

He added: ‘Things that would have been really meaningful and high profile have gotten pushed back,’ in reference to other projects that have also been put on hold.

Gossip Girl originally ran for six seasons (Picture: CW)

The original Gossip Girl ran for six seasons, from 2008 to 2012 and helped launch the careers of Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Penn Badgely.

None of the original stars – which also included Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Taylor Momsen – were tapped to return for the reboot, but Kristen Bell was confirmed to be reprising her role as the voice of the omniscient Gossip Girl.

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In stark contrast to the OG series, bosses also announced that they had vowed to cast non-white leads for the new show.

And just to twist the knife in even more on Gossip Girl’s original finale ending, it turns out that Dan Humphrey was never actually meant to be unveiled as the titular blogger.

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Gossip Girl is available to stream via Netflix.

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