How to watch Gossip Girl 2021 online: stream the reboot in New Zealand now

The cast of the 2021 Gossip Girl reboot on the Met steps in New York
(Image credit: HBO Max)

After nine years away from Constance Billard, we’re being taken back to find a new group of uber-wealthy students getting trolled by – yep, you guessed it – XOXO, Gossip Girl. Actively embracing LGTBQ issues and the perspectives of POC, get ready for this Gen Z reboot of your favourite guilty pleasure. Read on as we explain how to watch Gossip Girl online now in Australia with a subscription to Neon.

How to watch Gossip Girl 2021 online

Premiere date: Thursday July 8, 2021

New Episodes: the first 6 are available now, with the next 6 scheduled for later in the year.

Cast: Emily Alyn Lind, Eli Brown, Whitney Peak, Thomas Doherty, Jordan Alexander, Evan Mock, Zión Moreno, Kristen Bell.

Streaming Options: | Neon (NZ)

Written and developed by Joshua Safran and based on the novels of Cecily von Ziegesar, Gossip Girl 2.0 provides a fresh perspective on the same privileged universe. There’s a more diverse clique of well-to-do students here, but occupying the same Upper East Side world that Serena and Blair presided over a decade ago. And they’re even more susceptible to Gossip Girl’s brand of scandal, who now utilizes an anonymous Insta account to air the student’s dirty laundry.

Of the original cast, Kristen Bell returns to voice the eponymous antagonist, while the new kids on the Met Steps include fashion-forward influencer Julien Calloway (Jordan Alexander), her philanthropic beau Otto “Obie” Bergmann IV (Eli Brown), Max Wolfe (Thomas Doherty), and Zoya Lott (Whitney Peak) – Julien’s half-sister and an outsider to this tight-knit group.

Also starring Zión Moreno, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock and Savannah Smith, this reboot promises a pleasingly eclectic range of storylines, at least one big twist, and HBO-levels of licentiousness. Keep reading for our guide on how to watch Gossip Girl online now, and prepare to enjoy some shocking revelations with your friends.

The cast of the Gossip Girl reboot appearing across photos on smartphone screens

(Image credit: HBO Max)

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How to watch Gossip Girl for FREE in New Zealand


In New Zealand, the Gossip Girl reboot is exclusive to the streaming service Neon, and has been since it started on July 8 (meaning Kiwis got it before American viewers), with new episodes following on a weekly basis.

That means you can catch the new and updated Gossip Girl on Neon right now from NZ$15.99 per month or NZ$159.99 per year – that gets you two simultaneous HD streams. Thankfully, you are able to try before you buy, as Neon offers a very generous free 14-day trial for all new sign-ups. 

That also entitles you to a massive selection of shows and movies on the service, including a huge range of HBO programmes like The White Lotus, Succession, Westworld and more.

Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.