On Wednesday, global provider of streaming movies and TV series Netflix made a public declaration about a new batch of “Gilmore Girls” alumna signing on to the revival of the popular WB network dramedy.
L.A. Times states that the most noteworthy of the announcement is that two of Rory Gilmore’s (Alexis Bledel) ex-boyfriends would be joining the Gilmore Girls cast. Matt Czuchry, who portrayed Rory’s collegiate sweetheart Logan Huntzberger, and Milo Ventimiglia (famous for his character as Peter Petrelli on the NBC TV series Heroes), who played the role Jess Mariano, are set to reprise their characters when the series kicks off.
As stated by E Online, the involvement of Ventimiglia on the TV series comes after it was revealed that Matt Czuchry will return as Logan. However, Ventimiglia had an idea of what his role might be up to in the Gilmore Girls, saying, “I think Jess is out being Jess, walking away when too many people show up.”
Also confirmed was the participation of both 38-year-old actress Liza Weil and 45-year-old Canadian actor Yanic Truesdale. Weil portrayed Paris Gellar (Rory’s high-strung high school adversary turned friend) while Truesdale played the Lorelai employee (Lauren Graham) at the Dragonfly Inn.
Previously confirmed to make a comeback for the Netflix series are leads Bledel and Graham, as well as Scott Patterson (famous for his character as Agent Strahm in Saw IV, Saw V and Saw VI), the actress and dancer Kelly Bishop, Keiko Agena (as Lane Kim, Rory Gilmore’s best friend) and Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason.
US Magazine claims that even though Netflix confirmed to bring back the popular series, there are no words yet regarding the revival’s title and launch date.
Sherman-Palladino, creator and executive producer, will pen and helm the upcoming Gilmore Girls revival. Filming has already started.