Greetings, Upper East Siders — the time for Gossip Girl reboot cast news is nigh, and we're ready to divulge everything.
On March 2, Deadline revealed the first cast member (Emily Alyn Lind) for the upcoming reimagining of The CW's iconic drama Gossip Girl. But that's not the only news fans are getting today: HBO Max has officially revealed more members of the ensemble cast, and you'll definitely recognize some of these young stars who are on their way to Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, or Blake Lively status. Though a premiere date for the series hasn't yet been announced, these Gossip Girl reboot cast announcements are definitely getting us excited.
Check out all the announced cast members for the upcoming Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max below.
In a case of life imitating art, Rookie magazine founder/fashion influencer/actress Tavi Gevinson has been added to the Gossip Girl reboot cast. An IRL socialite for the fashionable literary set, 23-year-old Tavi started her career as a preteen, when she founded her own blog, Style Rookie. That turned into the iconic Rookie, which closed in 2018 after seven years of inspiring young people to engage in fashion and pop culture on their own terms.
Aside from her media ambitions, Tavi has also moved into acting; she appeared in Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens, had a part in Parenthood, and also starred in Broadway's The Crucible with Saoirse Ronan. Most recently, she voice-acted the Gossip Girl-vibey fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero in Ezra Koenig's Neo Yokio anime series for Netflix.
Last fall, Tavi mused on the effect of Instagram on her own career in an essay for The Cut, which lends itself well to the idea for the new Gossip Girl as a show that "looks at how social media has changed" since the original series.
Thomas Doherty is another familiar face in the new Gossip Girl series. The 24-year-old Scottish actor is likely best known for his Disney Channel work — he acted in Descendants 2 and 3 as Harry Hook (where he met longtime girlfriend Dove Cameron).
But recently, the trained dancer has moved into various other projects, including Hulu's Catherine the Great (starring Elle Fanning) and *High Fidelity (starring Zoe Kravitz), as well as a role in Vampire Diaries spinoff Legacies. Seeing him expand his repertoire in the Gossip Girl reboot... well, let's just say we're thrilled.
Texas-born model and actor Zión Moreno's Instagram bio reads, "I like writing bad poetry. I act sometimes." But that "sometimes" is about to change, since she's now in the Gossip Girl ensemble cast.
Zión's acting credits include the show Claws for TNT, as well as appearances in several of singer Melanie Martinez's music videos for her project K-12, per IMDb. On Instagram, Zión looks the part of the model/influencer, she seems to love Paris almost as much as Blair Waldorf, and she clearly isn't afraid to poke a little fun at the concept of Instagram vs. reality. Chic!
33-year-old Adam Chanler-Berat is a New York state native and theater veteran who originated the roles of Henry in Next to Normal, Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Nino in Amélie.
In addition to his stage work, he's also acted on film and TV, most recently in Gossip Girl writer Josh Safran's Netflix series Soundtrack, so the GG ties are strong. His other credits include smaller parts in Law & Order, Veep, and Elementary.
Emily Alyn Lind
As previously reported, 19-year-old Emily Alyn Lind is one of the leads of the forthcoming Gossip Girl. The experienced American actor (whose mom Barbara Alyn Woods starred in fellow iconic drama One Tree Hill!) has appeared in Doctor Sleep, Revenge and in The Babysitter, and she currently stars in the Facebook Watch show Sacred Lies. Fittingly for GG, Emily is also a singer who has posted covers and photos of herself playing guitar on Instagram (big Rufus Humphrey vibes, honestly).
In the new Gossip Girl, Emily will play a character named Audrey, who according to Deadline, "has been in a long term relationship and is beginning to wonder what more could be out there." Emily shared her casting news on Instagram, telling her 115,000 followers, "See u soon upper east side, xoxo ;)." Plus, she already has the support of her mom, who wrote "SOOOOO GOOOOOD!!!! Xoxoxoxo!!!" and fellow One Tree Hill star Chad Michael Murray, who added, "CONGRATS EM!!! You rockstar!"
The 17-year-old actor, who was born in Uganda, has only a few roles on IMDb, but they're all pretty notable. Her credits include the Academy Award-nominated film Molly's Game, in which she played Stella, and she also had a small role in the show iZombie. According to IMDb, Whitney is also a competitive dancer, and we can't wait to learn more about which character she'll be playing in Gossip Girl.
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists stans, where are you? The Freeform series was sadly short-lived, but it did help launch the career of Eli Brown, who played Dylan Walker on the show. Now, he's joining the cast of another beloved, reimagined teen series: Gossip Girl.
Nineteen-year-old Eli, who is originally from Oregon, had his first big credit on The Perfectionists, but he's gone on to appear in a few episodes of Netflix's Spinning Out. He also has two upcoming films, The F**k-It List and Run Hide Fight on his agenda. In addition to acting, he's a singer-songwriter... so we'll be awaiting his duet with Emily Alyn Lind.
Thirty-year-old Jason Gotay is a Broadway alum with major acting chops. A New York City native, Gotay studied at Marymount Manhattan College before making his way to Broadway, where's he performed in Bring It On and Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. Meanwhile, his onscreen credits include a broadcast of Peter Pan Live!
On Instagram, Jason's bio reads, "Actor/Singer/Teacher/Peanut Butter enthusiast," and we can't wait to see which of those skills (in addition to acting) Jason will get to bring to the screen in Gossip Girl.
Brooklyn-born Johnathan Fernandez already has a stacked career in comedy — you probably recognize him from role on Lethal Weapon, where he played Bernard for three seasons, but he's also appeared in Girls, Younger, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and so much more. The 46-year-old actor also has a forthcoming film called Togetherish, where he'll be opposite Ed Helms and Patti Harrison.
On Instagram, he describes himself with the words "Acting, Fashion, Fitness, Motorcycle" and revealed he styles himself — surely a trait Blair Waldorf would love.
Stay tuned for more Gossip Girl cast details — you know you love them already.
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