Everyone surely remembers the 2007 hit CW show, Gossip Girl. The show revolves around wealthy Upper East Sider, Serena Van Der Woodsen, and her life as the most popular girl in high school.
The series ended after 6 drama filled seasons, and fans were absolutely heartbroken. Since then, people have rallied for a reboot of the show, and it’s finally happening.
There’s going to be another Gossip Girl, and the cast was recently released. While the new series won’t include the original cast, the new cast is one to watch out for.
The cast includes Tavi Gevinson, Jason Gotay, Thomas Doherty, Emily Alyn Lind, Zión Moreno, Eli Brown, Johnathan Fernandez, Whitney Peak, and Adam Chanler-Berat.
Tavi Gevinson is best known for starting her own fashion blog in 2008, called Style Rookie. She is also known for her role on the FOX horror-comedy series, Scream Queens, as well as her appearance on NBC’s television show, Parenthood.
Thomas Doherty, you may know from the Disney Channel films: Descendants 1, 2, and 3. He was also on the UK Disney television show: The Lodge, as Sean Matthews. Doherty is currently dating former Disney star, Dove Cameron, and the amount of love that they show towards each other makes me feel incredibly single. We can’t wait to see him showcase his talent on the new series!
Jason Gotay is best known for his theatrical performances on Broadway’s musical rendition of Spider Man, and off broadway performances of Call Me Madam, and Between the Lines. He also had a role in NBC’s Peter Pan Live! His transition from theater, to a dramatic television show will be incredible to watch.
If you’re familiar with the CBS drama, Code Black, then you know who Emily Alyn Lind is. She played the role of Ariel in the first two seasons of the show. She was also a recurring character on Revenge; starring as Amanda Clarke.
Zión Moreno is fairly new to the acting industry. According to her IMDb, Moreno got her start in the modeling industry at the age of nineteen, and was quickly signed by two of the biggest modeling agencies in the country: Wilhelmina and Elite. She then went on to act in Melanie Martinez’ film, K-19, and has since acted in an unreleased project.
Eli Brown is also a rookie in the entertainment industry. Brown is best known is best known for his role as Dylan Walker, in the Freeform Pretty Little Liars spin-off, The Perfectionists. Brown has also acted in an animation short film in 2018, called Cupid’s Paradise.
Johnathan Fernandez is a Brooklyn, New York native. Best known for his role as Bernard Scorsese in the FOX television show, Lethal Weapon, this isn’t Fernandez’s first rodeo. The actor has been in the entertainment business since moving back to New York after graduating from Penn State University.
Whitney Peak is an actress, best known for her recurring role as Judith in Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Peak has also acted as Stella in the 2017 crime-drama, Molly’s Game. She is tied with Emily Alyn Lind, as the youngest cast member on the show (age 17). Best of luck to you on the series, Whitney!
And finally, there’s Adam Chanler-Berat. Berat is experienced in both theater and film, with his first appearance being in the 2008 off-broadway musical, Next To Normal. He continued on with the show, when it moved to Broadway the following year. His film credits include the 2013 Vince Vaughn film, Delivery Man, and the comedy feature, It Could Be Worse.
What I enjoy most about these actors/actresses is that although they’ve been in some sort of television show/film, they all have one thing in common: they’ve never had lead roles. This show is a chance for them to showcase their talents, and receive the stardom that they so rightly deserve.
However, I do want to mention that one original cast members will make a reprise. It’s been confirmed that Kristen Bell will be the narrator in the upcoming show.
According to an article by Variety, the show will be set eight years into the future, from what had happened in the original finale episode. The show “will follow a new generation of New York private school teens who are introduced to the social surveillance of the Gossip Girl site.”
In other words, you thought Dan Humphrey was ruthless online? Imagine what this show is capable of portraying now. Between iPhones, cyber bullying, and greater technological advances/easier ways to hack someone’s IP address, there is so much that can be done with this series.
We can’t wait to see it, and we look forward to the show’s premiere.
The Gossip Girl reboot will debut on HBOMax, and while the exact date is unknown, the new streaming service is scheduled to launch in May of this year.