Gossip Girl Reboot Casts Its 5 Leading Stars — Meet the Next Generation of Manhattan's Elite
HBO Max's Gossip Girl reboot is introducing us to the next generation of Manhattan's elite. On Monday, the streaming platform announced five of its main stars, including The Perfectionists actor Eli Brown, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actress Whitney Peak, and Code Black actress Emily Alyn Lind. While most of the characters' details are being kept under wraps, Lind will be playing Audrey, a young high schooler who has been in a relationship for a while and is "beginning to wonder what more could be out there." Sounds like the perfect mix of Serena and Blair!
Though the rest of the cast has yet to be announced, executive producer Joshua Safran previously teased that the spinoff will feature a more inclusive cast than the original. "There was not a lot of representation the first time around on the show," he told Vulture. "I was the only gay writer I think the entire time I was there. Even when I went to private school in New York in the '90s, the school didn't necessarily reflect what was on Gossip Girl." He previously said that the show's "leads are nonwhite," and also promised that "there [will be] a lot of queer content" on the show. "It is very much dealing with the way the world looks now, where wealth and privilege come from, and how you handle that."
While there's no word yet on whether Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, and Ed Westwick will make an appearance, there is one original star returning. You know you love it! Keep reading to find out who has signed up for the reboot, so far.