With the Gossip Girl reboot offering fans of the original series a fresh look into the lives of Manhattan’s elite, there’s no wonder said devotees are curious as to which characters will resemble the ones they knew and loved for so long.

Eagle-eyed fans of the reboot would have heard the series creator, Joshua Safran, explain that the new adaptation’s characters weren’t meant to live in the shadows of their 2007 predecessors, admitting that doing so wouldn’t give the new crew a fair chance at success.

“We made a decision early on—and I was nervous about this decision, but definitely came to believe it was right—that the audience would never accept these characters if they were in the shadow of the original characters,” he told The Daily Beast.

“They’re already in the shadow of the original characters, but if the original characters were there with them in some way, why would you want to briefly get to know Zoya if you suddenly can see Nate?” he added.

And while, yes, there are clear differences between the new crowd and the existing gang, it’s impossible not to witness their similarities, even the most minor—which is where we come in.

After all, those after a stronger comparison need not look far, since Safran has also confirmed that certain series regulars will make guest appearances in the reboot.


Below, we’ve matched every major character from 2021’s Gossip Girl with their original series counterpart.