A new generation of Gossip Girl is enrolling at HBO Max, so get your Constance Billard blazers pressed and $500 sneakers laced up. Earlier this March, Deadline reported that the series had cast Code Black star and actual teenager Emily Alyn Lind as Audrey, a “relationships girl” looking for freedom. Now, Deadline reports that Lind will be joined in her Upper East Side adventures by Tavi Gevinson, Thomas Doherty, Adam Chanler-Berat, and Zión Moreno.
You likely know the multi-hyphenate Gevinson from any number of projects, including the New York cover story she wrote last fall. Doherty, with his chiseled jawline and eyes like melted fjords, is obviously going to be the Chuck Bass–type. Chanler-Berat is hopefully playing a teenager because he played a teenager in Next to Normal way back in the year 2008. Zión Moreno made her acting debut in K-12, the feature-length directorial project by singer-songwriter Melanie Martinez, where she also played a character at a larger-than-life prep school.
At Vulture Festival in November, show runner Joshua Safran promised more diversity in the Gossip Girl reboot, saying, “This time around the leads are nonwhite. There’s a lot of queer content on this show.” Deadline reported last week that the rest of the new class will be rounded out by a diverse cast, including main characters played by Whitney Peak and Eli Brown, with supporting performances by Jonathan Fernandez and Jason Gotay. So there you have it, Upper East Siders, those are Gossip Girl’s new rookies. XOXO and enjoy your extended-perma-spring-breaks.
Correction: We messed up! A previous version of this article incorrectly reported that the primary cast of the Gossip Girl reboot would be all white. In fact, previously announced cast members Whitney Peak, Johnathan Fernandez, and Jason Gotay are all actors of color and will be regulars. We thank showrunner Joshua Safran for this info and apologize for the error.