Milo Ventimiglia Intends to Reprise Role as Terrible Jess on ‘Gilmore Girls’
The Gilmore Girls reboot is officially happening, as series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino aims to correct the show’s uncharacteristically horrendous final season. And while final negotiations have yet to lock in all its actors, it appears the majority of the show’s core cast is onboard for the reboot. This has most fans wondering if Rory’s love interests will return, if they return at all.
Those of you who are misguidedly Team Jess: Rejoice! It looks like Milo Ventimiglia wants back on the show just as much as you do. During a recent panel at Wizard World Comic Con in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ventimiglia made as much of an official confirmation as he possibly could without having signed any actual contracts.
He said, "I’ve always been pretty vocal about Gilmore Girls and I know everybody’s been waiting, and I was like, ‘That will never happen,’ and it’s totally happening. While I was actually here, I got an email from the producers. Again, I’m always vocal about Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino: They’re two of my favorite people, two of my favorite writers ever, of all time. Just to be able to speak their words again, of course I would do it. So I told them, yeah, of course I’ll do it.”
He continued, “There is a bit of business to figure out because they’ll film sometime next year, so it’s not for certain, but there are very good intentions to be a part of it. I’m sure somewhere around January I’ll know if I am or not or what.”
And for those of you worried that the revival will be just as terrible as the show’s seventh season, take solace in the fact that it’s at least set to have an entirely different structure.
According to TV Line, the Netflix reboot will actually consist of four 90-minute mini-movies, set to take place in the present day — eight years after the show’s original finale. Each episode will cover the span of a different season (fall, winter, summer, spring), ultimately making up a full year.
Are you, like me, grossly excited for the Gilmore Girls revival, even though you've frequently lambasted the concept of reboots in the past? Did you recently re-watch the series in its entirety and scold your 15-year-old self for thinking Jess was a remotely suitable romantic partner, rather than the conniving, misguided and manipulative boyfriend he actually was? Do you wonder why the writers decided to dumb Dean down to the point of near-illiteracy once he and Rory got together? Isn't it weird that Logan isn't all that bad when you're in your 20s? Why does everyone forget that the actual best part of Gilmore Girls was the mother-daughter relationship between Rory and Lorelai? Let us know!
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