Gossip Girl reboot cast: Meet the new Upper East Siders coming to HBO Max
3 March 2020, 12:29
HBO Max have announced who will star in their upcoming Gossip Girl reboot cast.
Greetings Upper East Siders, the Gossip Girl reboot is on its way and now HBO Max have revealed who is in the main cast.
Ever since the final episode of Gossip Girl aired in 2012, fans have been desperate to see more. We may now know that Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) was Gossip Girl all along but viewers are keen to learn what New York's elite are doing now. With Blair (Leighton Meester) and Serena (Blake Lively) all grown up, which teens have followed in their high fashion footsteps.
Thankfully, we're about to find out. HBO Max have ordered ten episodes of a Gossip Girl reboot set eight years after the first edition of the show ended. There's no information yet on whether the original cast will appear at all (Chace Crawford, who played Nate in The CW series, recently told Digital Spy that he would "absolutely cameo" in it) but HBO Max have now confirmed who is in the cast.
Who will star in the Gossip Girl reboot?
Yesterday (Mar 3), Deadline announced the names of five of the Gossip Girl reboot cast members and, while HBO Max aren't giving away too much information just yet, we've done a deep dive into who they all are so that you can get to know them.
Emily Alyn Lynd
Deadline reports that Emily will play a character in Gossip Girl called Audrey who "has been in a long term relationship and is beginning to wonder what more could be out there." You'll probably recognise Emily from high-profile roles in films including Doctor Sleep and The Babysitter and TV series including Revenge and Code Black.
Following the Gossip Girl announcement, the 19-year-old took to Instagram to write: "see u soon upper east side, xoxo ;)".
Whitney Peak will join Emily as one of the main characters in the Gossip Girl reboot. It's currently unclear what character she will play but we imagine that Emily and Whitney could become the new Serena and Blair. Whitney is best known for playing Judith Blackwood in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 3.
To celebrate the casting news, the 17-year-old actress wrote "secret’s out ... xoxo" on her Instagram page.
Eli Brown is also joining the main cast of the new Gossip Girl reboot. The 19-year-old star recently appeared as Dylan Walker in the Pretty Little Liars spin-off The Perfectionists and as Dave in Netflix's Spinning Out. As it stands, HBO Max haven't said who Eli will play.
Broadway performer Jason Gotay will be making his TV drama debut in the Gossip Girl reboot. The 30-year-old has acted in productions of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and Bring it On. He also featured in NBC'S Peter Pan Live! in 2014. Following his official casting, Jason wrote: "xoxo" on Instagram.
Jonathan Fernandez is the final actor currently confirmed to star in the Gossip Girl reboot. The 36-year-old has performed in series including Lethal Weapon, Girls and Younger. Given his age, we imagine that he will play one of the parents or even a teacher in new edition of Gossip Girl.
HBO Max will release the Gossip Girl reboot later this year. We'll update you as soon there any further updates.