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Able to really feel previous? The unique CW Gossip Lady ran for 3 full seasons earlier than the invention of Instagram. Which means the teenage storylines of Serena and Blair are as international to immediately’s excessive schoolers’ experiences as, like, Welcome Again, Kotter. So when HBO Max introduced in 2019 that it will revive the world of Gossip Girl for a brand new era, govt producer and showrunner Joshua Safran advised Vulture on the 2019 Vulture Competition, “this time round, the leads are nonwhite. There’s loads of queer content material on this present.” Since then, casting bulletins have been made, however no particulars concerning the characters had been divulged. On January 2, the Gossip Lady reboot’s first particular person character images, together with their names and mysterious one-word descriptors, had been posted to the present’s official Instagram. It’s a becoming method to usher in a brand new period of Higher East Siders.
Julien Calloway (performed by Jordan Alexander). “Affect.” As a result of influencers with the final identify “Calloway” always serve good drama.
Monet de Haan (performed by Savannah Lee Smith). “Energy.” Presumably she’ll be arrange because the previous guard Queen Bee who will get overtaken in an Episode One twist, seeing as she solely has one episode credited on IMDB to this point.
Luna La (performed by Zion Moreno). “Type.” Everybody within the Instagram feedback is hoping Luna La can be their new Blair. We’ll imagine it once we see the padded headband.
Max Wolfe (performed by Thomas Doherty). “Freedom.” Excessive Chuck Bass vibes radiating off of this one. By “Freedom,” we are able to already inform he means “Headassery with Impunity.”
Audrey Hope (performed by Emily Alyn Lind). “Grace.” So like, does ballet, most likely? Owns a horse, undoubtedly?
Kate Keller (performed Tavi Gevinson). “Ambition.” Whereas we’re excited for this, we additionally hope Hollywood is providing Tavi roles apart from “teenager.”
Otto “Obie” Bergmann IV (performed by Eli Brown). “Privilege.” Dan Humphrey seems with Nate Archibald means. Some kind of Riverdale-style mashup of each Bergdorf and Goodman. Harmful combos, each.
Akeno “Aki” Menzies (performed by Evan Mock). “Innocence.” Okay in order that key phrase implies he’s the beginner to the college who commutes from Brooklyn, or possibly simply moved to New York, and hasn’t been corrupted by the Higher East Aspect’s horrible methods. Acquired in on a cheekbone scholarship.
Zoya Lott (performed by Whitney Peak) is “Perspective.” She’ll both be the outsider wanting in, or the good friend within the group that’s critically unaffected by the highschool drama as a result of she’s coping with capital-P Issues in her household’s Grown-Up B-Plot.