Why the Cast of the New Gossip Girl Looks So Familiar

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This just in…there's a fabulous new Gossip Girl cast dominating television.

On Thursday, July 8, the highly-anticipated reboot dropped on HBO Max, launching its stars—Emily Alyn Lind, Eli Brown, Whitney Peak, Thomas Doherty, Jordan Alexander, Evan Mock, Zión Moreno, Savannah Smith and Tavi Gevinson—into overnight sensations. However, some viewers may not realize, several members of the cast aren't new to the industry.

For starters, you'll never guess which starlet played the younger version of Emily VanCamp's character on Revenge. (Hint: She's one of the blonde stars in the cast.) Oh, and we can't forget to mention that one handsome actor has graduated from the Disney Channel to join this captivating revival.

And while one member of the cast is new to television, he is well-known in the modeling and skating spaces. And then, of course, there's one actress who is no stranger to blockbuster films and critically-acclaimed television shows. 

Intrigued? Well, that's one secret we'll never tell—just kidding.

photosGossip Girl Cast: Where Are They Now?

We're more than excited to introduce you to the stars stepping into Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen and Ed Westwick's shoes. So, if you're like us and curious about where you've seen the new Gossip Girl cast before, scroll through the images below.

Colleen Hayes/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images; Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC ImagesEmily Alyn Lind

Before she was playing Audrey Hope in the new iteration of Gossip Girl, Emily Alyn Lind was a child actress playing the younger version of Emily VanCamp's character on Revenge. If you don't recognize the actress from Revenge, you may know her from the other projects listed on her extensive resume, including The Babysitter, Doctor Sleep, The Babysitter: Killer Queen and Code Black.

Allyson Riggs via Getty Images; Karolina Wojtasik/HBO MaxEli Brown

We'd be lying if we said it didn't take a quick google search to figure out why Eli Brown, who plays Otto "Obie" Bergmann IV on Gossip Girl, looked so familiar. However, once we clicked onto his IMDB page, we realized we were more familiar with Eli's career than we thought. Specifically, Eli was one of the leads in the short-lived Pretty Little Liars spinoff, titled Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. We also watched him in Guy Ritchie's 2021 action film, Wrath of Man.

Netflix; Gotham/GC ImagesWhitney Peak

You'll get chills when you learn who Whitney Peak played before taking on Zoya Lott in the new Gossip Girl series. We're, of course, talking about her role as Judith in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. You may've also spotted her as Alpha Jessica in the Apple TV+ mystery drama, Home Before Dark.

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