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Introducing your next generation of Upper East Siders.
Gossip Girl remains one of the most iconic shows of the noughties, and as the reboot closes in on us, we finally have word on who will make up the new cast of Manhattan's elite.
HBO has announced Emily Alyn Lind, Whitney Peak, Eli Brown, Johnathan Fernandez, and Jason Gotay will be following in the footsteps of the privileged adolescents.
As far as their characters, the network is remaining tight-lipped. We only know that Lind will be playing 'Audrey', described as a teen in a long-term relationship who begins to wonder what else could be out there.
There isn't word as of yet who her co-stars will be playing, which characters will be dating who, if there'll be any links to any character's from the OG series (*prays for cameos from the old cast grown up*) and - of course - the identity of Gossip Girl.
Emily Alyn Lind, 17, is best known for playing Amanda Clarke in ABC's Revenge, while other notable roles include Ariel in Code Black, Sacred Lies and movie The Babysitter.
She'll be joined by Whitney Peak who will be recognisable from her role as Judith in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, as well as her recurring role in Home Before Dark.
Repping for the boys is musician and actor Eli Brown, best known as Dylan Walker in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists and as Dave in Spinning Out. He'll be joined by Johnathan Fernandez who has a number of acting credits to his name, as well as Jason Gotay of Peter Pan Live!
Given what Gossip Girl did for the careers of Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen), Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf), Penn Badgley (Dan Humphrey), Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald), and Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass), you can bet these lot are about to become household names.
We do know that Kristen Bell will be returning as a narrator.
The new 10-part series will begin eight years after the original and follow a new generation of New York's teen elite.
The reboot was first announced in July 2019 and the synopsis, according to Deadline, reads: "Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl.
"The prestige series will address just how much social media - and the landscape of New York itself - has changed in the intervening years."
Naturally, speculation began to buzz about the possibility of the original cast returning, but executive producer Josh Schwartz quickly explained that it didn't "make sense" for the original characters to be targeted by Gossip Girl so felt it would be more appropriate to introduce new leads into the fold.
He revealed at the Television Critics Association: "We felt that a version with just our cast grown up, regardless of the challenges of getting those actors, didn't feel like a group of adults controlled by 'gossip girl' made much sense.
"We felt there was something interesting that we are all 'gossip girl' in our own way and how that's evolved, morphed and mutated and telling that story through a new generation of Upper East Side high school kids felt right."
We can't wait - xoxo.
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