Gossip Girl (2021) age rating: Is the show kid-friendly?

Max and Audrey. Gossip Girl (2021). Photograph by Cara Howe/HBO Max.
Max and Audrey. Gossip Girl (2021). Photograph by Cara Howe/HBO Max. /

Gossip Girl (2021) Part 2 is set to premiere on HBO Max Thursday, Nov. 25 which is no holiday coincidence.  The seventh episode, titled “Once Upon a Time in the Upper West,” continues the tradition of Gossip Girl Thanksgiving episodes established by its CW predecessor.

If you haven’t delved into this teen dramarama yet, you’re probably wondering how scandalous the series is. The OG Gossip Girl set The CW ablaze with its steamy storylines that left parents aghast and teenagers gushing over the show with their friends.

The affairs of Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, Chuck Bass, Nate Archibald, and Dan Humphrey ran the gamut of ridiculously soapy to dream romance worthy content. Gossip Girl was a show that changed the television landscape in what’s likely the first golden era of teen television.

But times have changed and so has Gossip Girl‘s home.

While the original pushed the limits of what could be shown on primetime TV marketed toward the 13-18 year old demographic, Gossip Girl (2021) isn’t on network television.

No, this new iteration of the show set in the same universe as its predecessor on HBO Max, the streaming arm of a channel known for its mature content.

Did Gossip Girl (2021) get an age rating bump? Here’s what we know!

What is Gossip Girl (2021) rated?

Unlike the original show, HBO Max’s Gossip Girl is rated TV-MA. The show contains sexual content, drug and alcohol use, nudity, profanity, a teacher-student relationship, psychological and emotional abuse perpetuated by teachers, and bullying.

This updated version of the show retains much of the same spirit as the OG Gossip Girl, but it definitely moves at a different speed and is more scandalous due to what can be shown on a streaming platform vs. what’s allowed on TV networks.

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The first three episodes of Gossip Girl (2021) Part 2 will be available to stream on Thursday, Nov. 25. The last three episodes of the season land on HBO Max Thursday, Dec. 2. Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for more Gossip Girl (2021) news and coverage!