Name: Tai Berdinner-Blades
Character: Bennie Keegan (younger sister of Ted)
Background: Blades trained at Toi Whakaari drama school, and featured in award-winning local online series Reservoir Hill, as well as the play Blood Wedding, directed by Willem Wassenaar.
On being cast in GG: "It was very jubilant; I did a lot of jumping up and down. I was at drama school when I found out, we were in the middle of our industry day and my agent happened to be there and he got a text saying that I got the role. All my classmates were there which was awesome, so we did a lot of jumping around screaming."
Name: George Mason
Character: Ted Keegan (older brother of Bennie)
Background: Mason trained at Toi Whakaari, and has appeared in Shortland Street, upcoming series The Blue Rose, and 3 Mile Limit directed by Craig Newland.
On being cast in GG: "I was really stoked, and relieved. It had been a pretty full-on audition process. And it's also just great to have four or five months' work!"
Name: Shara Connolly
Character: Candy McMann (sister of Britta McMann, from previous series)
Background: Connolly has a Bachelor of Arts, and has previously appeared in Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune, feature film Hugh and Heke and the previous series of Go Girls.
On being cast in GG: "It's a little bit daunting because we have some big shoes to fill. But I'm really excited."
Name: Leon Wadham
Character: Levi Hirsh
Background: Wadham trained at Toi Whakaari, and appeared in local film Under the Mountain in 2008, and in 2012 play Tribes, directed by Shane Bosher.
On being cast in GG: "It's been wonderful. I'm really enjoying working with this cast and the rest of the team, it's such a fun group."
Name: JJ Fong
Character: Alice Lee
Background: Fong has a Diploma in Commercial Dance and Musical Theatre, and appeared in the Court Theatre's Man in a Suitcase (which also toured Beijing), Miss Saigon at the Civic, and The Secret of Dongting Lake directed by Ben Crowder.
On being cast in GG: "I was screaming down the phone at my agent because she kind of tricked me! She said, 'I have bad news', and then she said 'you got it!' I was over the moon."