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How The Gossip Girl Reboot's Characters Relate To The Original's

"Gossip Girl" dominated the CW when it first aired on the network back in 2007, luring audiences in with a story that centers on the lives of wealthy elite teenagers in New York as they navigate love, loss, and everything in between. Obviously, the series also revolves around the mysterious blog run by an anonymous person, the titular Gossip Girl, who seemingly knows all the dirty little secrets of the students at the Constance Billard School for Girls and St. Jude's School for Boys.

Now, just under a decade after the last episode finally revealed who Gossip Girl actually was, the series is making a return. However, it won't air on the CW; instead, the "Gossip Girl" reboot is an HBO Max exclusive. Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) isn't the lead this time around, as the reboot features an entirely new generation of wealthy students at both Constance Billard and St. Jude's. But while this is a new class, the students are still similar to those who came before them. Here's how.

The new class

As revealed by Vulture, the new class of "Gossip Girl" characters share a bunch of similar traits to the original cast. 

At the top of the social food chain is Julien (Jordan Alexander), described as a combination of both Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester). This means she'll be great to be around, but also deadly if someone crosses her. But Julien needs to watch out since Mona (Savannah Lee Smith) and Luna (Zion Moreno) both have the scheming nature of Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) from the original "Gossip Girl," so they'll probably want to usurp her.

Julien's best friend Audrey (Emily Alyn Lind) is similar to Blair thanks to her killer dress sense and sharp wit. However, she's a little bit more caring than the Waldorf ice queen, and isn't out to rule the school as Queen Bee. Audrey is dating Aki (Evan Mock), a cinephile with a love for Gaspar Noé movies. He's comparable to the original series' Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) in the sense that he's naive and doesn't always think his actions through. Meanwhile, Julien's half-sister Zoya (Whitney Peak) is like a mashup of Serena, Jenny (Taylor Momsen), and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) from the OG "GG" since she's an outsider at school but also has a kind heart. 

Of course, there's also a new version of Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) in the form of Obi (Eli Brown), who has a strong moral compass that ensures he tries to do some good with his social status while still feeling guilty about his wealthy upbringing. Hopefully he doesn't have the same ending as Dan in the original series. Anyway, the reboot obviously needs a new Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), and it has it in the "sexually fluid" Max (Thomas Doherty), who will definitely cause some trouble. 

See you in class! XOXO, Gossip Girl.