"Gossip Girl" executive producer Josh Schwartz says the reboot will seem "tame" compared to the much-discussed teen drama "Euphoria."
Schwartz, who served as showrunner on the original "Gossip Girl" and will return to executive produce the new series, shared details about the HBO Max reboot Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
"We're excited about being able to tell a different version of the story and there are different levels of restriction. With streaming there are fewer episodes so how you unpack those stories or how you tell those stories can differ from the broadcast model," Schwartz said, according to Entertainment Tonight.
"Obviously we want it all to come out of character that feels organic to the show."
"It won't feel button-pushing just for the sake of being able to do it. Maybe a couple of [expletive] we'll throw in there just 'cause we can," he jokingly added.
"You don't ever want it to feel gratuitous or something that you're doing just because. Luckily, we'll be airing post-'Euphoria' so anything we do will seem tame by comparison. I don't think we'll be that controversial."
"Euphoria" completed its first season Sunday after making headlines for its graphic depiction of drug and alcohol use, sex and violence among high school students.
The original "Gossip Girl" addressed similar issues in a much less vivid way, although it did promote itself with the critic quote "Every parent's nightmare."
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