XOXO! Meet the Cast of the New ‘Gossip Girl’


    Spotted on the Met steps: The cast of the new Gossip Girl imitating Serena and Blair.

    In November 2020, the cast of HBO Max’s upcoming series was photographed spending time outside the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, much like the original cast did during the original CW series, which aired from 2007 to 2012.

    The new show, set eight years after the events of the first wrapped up, follows a group of private school teens on the Upper East Side as they’re “introduced to social surveillance,” per the streaming service.

    “As we get closer, we can kind of roll out details of what exactly is going to be the same and tie us to the original show,” cocreator Josh Schwartz told Us Weekly exclusively in August 2019, noting that there are a lot of advantages to working with HBO Max. “I think we’re excited to tell a different version of the story and different levels of restrictions. It won’t be button-pushing just for the sake of just being able to do it. Maybe a couple ‘s–ts’ we’ll throw in there, just because we can. … You never want to do something just because. Luckily, we’re now airing post-Euphoria, so anything we do is tame by comparison.”

    The original cast — Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester — will not be featured in the new series, and the new cast are not related to the OGs either.

    “We covered so much ground the first time around, you would have seen all the relatives,” executive producer Joshua Safran told Us in December 2019. “Kids is not possible because they were, like, 15 when we started, so they wouldn’t have kids in high school now. As for relatives, we went so deep into the family history, there are no relatives left! But that isn’t to say that people won’t pop in.”

    Although not all character descriptions have been released, get to know the new cast of Gossip Girl below.

    Emily Alyn Lind

    The Code Black alum is the lead character in the spinoff, Audrey, who has been in a relationship for a long time and is starting to wonder what else is out there. Lind has also starred in Revenge, The Secret Life of Bees and All My Children. She is the daughter of One Tree Hill‘s Barbara Alyn Woods.

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    Eli Brown

    Brown is best known for his role in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, but also starred in The F–k-It List and Spinning Out.

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    Whitney Peak

    Peak, who had a recurring role in Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, also starred in Molly’s Game and Home Before Dark.

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    Jordan Alexander

    The singer-actress released her latest single, “You,” in June. She also starred in Sacred Lies: The Signing Bones.

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    Savannah Lee Smith

    This is Smith’s first role. She is currently studying acting at the Tisch School of the Arts.

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    Evan Mock

    This marks the first role for the model and skateboarder.


    Tavi Gevinson

    Through the years, Gevinson has appeared on Scream Queens, The Twilight Zone reboot and in the movie Enough Said.


    Thomas Doherty

    The Descendants actor most recently starred in Hulu’s High Fidelity and HBO’s Catherine The Great. He’s also known for his parts in The Lodge and Legacies.

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    Zion Moreno

    Moreno appeared in K-12 and Control Z, but Gossip Girl will be her first leading role.

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