Everything we know about the cast, how to watch
The reboot of Gossip Girl is only weeks away from its premiere.
And while much of the love for the original CW network series, which ran from 2007 to 2012, centered around the beloved main characters (how do you measure up to Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf? ), The new cast looks just as exciting, and more importantly, diverse.
The show will officially be released locally on Frenzy On July 8, HBO announced last week.
American actress Kristen Bell will return to reprise her narration of the elusive Gossip Girl, but the rest of the cast are getting new faces.
Set eight years after Gossip Girl’s website went dark in the wake of Dan Humphrey’s big reveal as GG, a new generation of private school teens are set to become the butt of their wrath .
It’s also 2021, almost a decade after the Finals, so technology and social media have seen a revolutionary upgrade.
There will be references to Serena van der Woodsen and her comrades, and potentially even cameos. But this story is all about the new gang.
So let’s meet the 2021 class of Manhattan’s elite:
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Monet de Haan
Monet de Haan could portray any of the original actors, depicted in Gossip Girl’s official promotional photos with the single word: “Power”.
American actress Savannah Lee Smith, 20, steps in to play Monet, who many believe will be the main cast member.
We think of a pinch of Serena van der Woodsen, a hint of Blair Waldorf and a lot of Chuck Bass.
On the note side, the name Monet is of French origin, which means “to be heard”.
Canadian actress Jordan Alexander, 27, is expected to play Julien Calloway, described by one word: “Influence”.
We think it’s safe to say that Serena was the most influential the first time around, with all signs pointing to Julien as the new Upper East Side “It” girl.
Otto ‘Obie’ Bergmann IV
If that character name doesn’t scream Chuck Bass, we don’t know what does.
The American actor Eli Brown, 21, is part of the cast as Obie, whose only word of description is: “Privilege”.
Billionaire boy anyone?
26-year-old Scottish actor Thomas Doherty (who you will recognize from Descendants film franchise), will play the character of Max Wolfe.
Max receives the word “freedom” on his promotional photo, which is far too vague to speculate.
He seems to mask some sadness, however.
A rich man destined to live a life he doesn’t want his parents chopping up for him? Just a swipe in the dark.
American actress Tavi Gevinson, 25, entered the theater world after rising to fame at the age of 12 with her popular online fashion blog.
The descriptive word for her character Kate is: “Ambition”.
Given Gevinson’s writing and social media background, as well as the word ‘ambition’, this could very well be our underdog Dan Humphrey.
American actress Emily Alyn Lind is one of the youngest to join the cast at just 19.
The choice of character name here (Audrey Hope) is interesting, given Blair Waldorf’s obsession with Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Audrey’s descriptive word is “grace,” which is really an image Blair’s character wanted to project into the world.
Akeno ‘Aki’ Menzies
We call it. It must be the Nate Archibald.
Described by the word “innocence,” Hawaiian-born actor Evan Mock, 24, stars as Aki in the rebooted series.
And as a bonus, he has pink hair!
Mexican-American actress Zion Moreno, 28, joins the gang as Luna La, who is given the word: “Style.”
what Gossip Girl without a style muse?
While Jenny Humphrey was the budding fashion designer of the first series, Luna looks a little too confident and comfortable in this world to be the Little J type.
Ugandan-born actress Whitney Peak is the youngest actress at 18.
Her character Zoya Lott is given the word “prospect,” which suggests that she is obviously a good person and probably not in the same league of wealth as her classmates.
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