‘Gilmore Girls’ Netflix Series Adds Jared Padalecki & More Original Cast [Updated]

     February 11, 2016


Since announcing a Gilmore Girls revival series is coming to Netflix, the streaming service has wasted no time in bulking up the cast around the Gilmore family of Alexis Bledel (Rory), Lauren Graham (Lorelai), and Kelly Bishop (Emily). While series regulars Sean Gunn (Kirk), Keiko Agena (Lane), and of course Scott Patterson (Luke) have already been announced, Netflix continues to add cast members by the day — and most of them are former beaus.

According to a press release, reprisals are coming from Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano, Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger, Liza Weil as Paris Geller, and Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard (who also recently tweeted a photo from the set). Plot details on the revival are still under wraps, but, based on the casting, it seems like Rory will be having some drama with her exes. We also know that each episode will take place over the four seasons of the year, beginning with winter.


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UPDATE: Variety is reporting that Jared Padalecki will also be returning as Rory’s first love Dean, making the trifecta of Rory’s great loves on the series complete. As for Lorelai, it looks like David Sutcliffe (who played Rory’s father) Chris is also returning. Less excited for that (hopefully he’s just visiting).

Unfortunately, Melissa McCarthy’s Sookie is still not confirmed for the revival series, although McCarthy recently tweeted (somewhat controversially) that she hasn’t even been asked, which goes against what showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino said earlier about the casting process. Drama! Also unconfirmed to return is John Cabrera’s Brian Fuller, but the actor tweeted about his excitement for the revival, so don’t rule him out.

The official title and release date for the series has yet to be confirmed, but we know it will include four, 90-minute episodes. The series is the latest in a new age of revivals that also includes The X-Files on Fox, and other Netflix revivals Arrested Development and Fuller House. Stay tuned for more, as more Gilmore news seems to be breaking just about every day.


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