Gossip Girl Goes International

25 Jan 2013 - By TW Staff

It’s not a rumor, you heard it right. Gossip Girl is traveling abroad to Mexico and beyond. The Spanish-language version of the hit show, Gossip Girl Acapulco, will be produced in Latin America by Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) and premieres in Mexico this October on Canal 5. While the characters won’t repeat the names of original U.S. counterparts like Serena van der Woodsen and Chuck Bass, they will feature Latino actors and new entwinements from characters such as Sofia López-Haro and Max Zaga.

The U.S. version of the series, which features elite young Manhattanites with access and appetite for all the temptations of urban life, ran for six seasons and over 100 episodes on The CW.

“We are very excited about working with El Mall and Televisa on the Latin American version of Gossip Girl. The show has established itself as an icon of aspirational urban lifestyle; setting trends in fashion, music and pop culture and we think that the success of the show will translate well internationally” said Andrew Zein, Senior Vice President, Creative, Format Development and Sales, Warner Bros. International Television Production.

Gossip Girl is also traveling to Asia, where a Chinese version of the show in Mandarin is planned for production. This news comes on the heels of a deal WBITVP recently announced to remake Nip/Tuck and Gabriela – a Brazilian telenovela – for distribution in Latin America next year.

While the Gossip buzz continues to spread, get the latest straight from the source with a preview of Gossip Girl Acapulco below.

As they say south of the border: “XOXO.”