HBO Max’s Gossip Girl is not a direct retelling of the unique collection, however it actually has some similarities. Whereas there are a handful of Easter eggs that make nods to characters like Nate and Dan, a few of the new characters are clearly impressed by the unique gang as properly. Zoya is a mixture of Jenny and Dan Humphrey, Julien is clearly the brand new Serena of Constance Billiard, and Audrey Hope is really Blair Waldorf 2.0. Not solely does she share the identical title as Blair’s idol, Audrey Hepburn, and have a fashion-designer mom, however actress Emily Alyn Lind additionally bears a placing resemblance to OG Gossip Lady star Leighton Meester. As I watched the present, I could not assist however get a wierd sense of déjà vu whereas watching Audrey’s scenes. Even their mannerisms are the identical! See their uncanny resemblance within the GIFs forward.