CW To Rebroadcast HBO Max’s ‘Gossip Girl’, As Streamers Use Linear Nets To Get Traction For New Shows
According to a report by Adweek, the first episode of the new “Gossip Girl” series will air on The CW on Friday, July 9 — one day after it premieres on HBO Max. This way, linear or over-the-air viewers can have a chance to watch the show and decide if they want to dip their toe into a streaming service like HBO Max.
The CW will keep the show’s accessibility going by allowing viewers to stream the episode for free on their digital platforms, like The CW’s app and website.
HBO Max is a subscription video streaming service that gives access to the full HBO library, along with exclusive Max Originals, and access to every Warner Bros. film on HBO Max on the same day that it hits theaters.
HBO Max has two tiers, an ad-supported plan for US$ 9,99 and ad-free plan for US$ 14,99. HBO Max without ads also includes features like the ability to download offline and 4K streaming.
They also will get Max Originals that aren’t available to HBO channel subscribers, like “The Flight Attendant” (Kaley Cuoco), “Love Life” (Anna Kendrick), as well as reboots to “Sex In The City” and “Gossip Girl.”
“Gossip Girl” joins “Titans” as HBO Max shows that will be receiving some linear airtime on a WarnerMedia outlet in upcoming weeks. While “Gossip Girl” airs on The CW, the first season of “Titans” will air on TNT next month ahead of its season three premiere on HBO Max in August.
WarnerMedia may have gotten the idea from their CW partner ViacomCBS, who used CBS to air first season episodes of Paramount+ shows “Star Trek Discovery” and “The Good Fight” last summer to give those streaming dramas a boost.
Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl.
It’ll remain to be seen how the move translates for all parties involved, but getting more eyes on streaming content is inherently a good thing — it’s just a matter of these series being strong enough to convert holdouts into paid subscribers. HBO Max’s new $9.99 ad-supported tier can make the service more accessible, especially as more consumers would trade viewing ads for cheaper streaming subscription numbers.
“Gossip Girl” also plays on the same nostalgic heartstrings as the new “iCarly” reboot — beloved teen series that are getting reboots aimed at not just the original’s target audience, but the original’s viewers who have since grown up. The original “Gossip Girl” starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgeley and ran on The CW from 2007 to 2012. “Gossip Girl” premieres on HBO Max July 8.
Gossip Girl is een Amerikaanse dramaserie uitgezonden op The CW. De serie wordt gezien als de opvolger van The O.C. en werd tevens door dezelfde makers gecreëerd.
De serie is gebaseerd op de gelijknamige boekenreeks van schrijfster Cecily von Ziegesar. Het doelpubliek van de serie is tieners en jongvolwassenen en gaat dan ook over een groep 16- en 17-jarigen die opgroeien in de bovenklasse van New York die geen geheim kunnen verbergen voor de meedogenloze blogger die altijd toekijkt.