Gossip Girl reboot in the works at WarnerMedia's HBO Max

Clémence Michallon

Get ready to dive back into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite, because Gossip Girl is coming back.

HBO Max, WarnerMedia‘s upcoming streaming service, has placed a straight-to-series order for a reboot of the iconic CW show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The new series will be set eight years after the conclusion of the original (which ended in 2012).

Viewers will be introduced to a new group of private school students who will also come under the Gossip Girl radar – but this time in the age of social media.

A straight-to-series order means that the network is skipping the pilot stage and committing to the reboot directly.

Gossip Girl, which premiered in 2007, brought worldwide fame to its stars Blake Lively, Leighton Meester​, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Taylor Momsen.

It ran for six seasons, developing a strong fan following in the process – though many disagreed with the show’s writers’ decision to reveal in the series finale that (spoiler alert) Dan Humphrey had been Gossip Girl all along.

Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who all worked on the original show, are slated to executive produce the reboot.