They’re rich, they’re woke, and they’re sexually diverse. Seven privileged students head back to school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side wielding their social media savvy, striking fear into the hearts of their teachers and, it is hoped, winning over audiences worldwide.
While the original Gossip Girl made stars of its young cast, the hotly anticipated reboot – airing tomorrow – will thrust less familiar faces into the spotlight and on to a world stage that has changed since the OG’s noughties debut.
The characters and cast of the new Gossip Girl include Julien Calloway (Jordan Alexander), Zoya Lott (Whitney Peak), the scheming Audrey Hope (Emily Alyn Lind), Maximus Wolfe (Thomas Doherty), Obie Bergmann (Eli Brown), and Aki Menzies (Evan Mock).
Alexander’s Julien is the Queen Bee at Constance Billard high. Reunited on the first day of school with her much poorer half-sister Zoya who has won a student scholarship, the siblings begin a cyber-rivalry.
If Julien is “the new Serena” (Blake Lively’s Queen Bee in the OG), this time she’s black, bald, and much more aware of her power as a famous influencer.