Milo Ventimiglia has confirmed that he will be reprising his role as Jess Mariano on Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival, which will make for an interesting story line when it comes to Rory Gilmore’s (Alexis Bledel) love life.
Netflix confirmed the news on Wednesday, announcing that they now have two of Rory’s former flames signed on to head back to Stars Hollow. As The Inquisitr previously reported, Matt Czuchry, who played the part of Rory’s Yale boyfriend Logan Huntzberger, revealed last week that he would be joining the original cast for the revival. Now fans are wondering if Rory’s high school sweetheart Dean Forster (Jared Padalecki) will be joining the mix.
On Wednesday, Ventimiglia took to Twitter to share the exciting news. Milo shared a photo of the Gilmore Girls script and captioned it by saying: “What a great time to get back on set with some friends. #JessIsBack @warnerbrostv @netflix. MV.”
— Milo Ventimiglia (@MiloVentimiglia) February 10, 2016
Last year, the Gilmore Girls cast reunited at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, where both Milo and Matt talked about Rory’s love life and who they pictured her with.
“I’m going to say Jess, but I love Dean. Mostly because I love Jared, but at the same time, in the same breath, I can’t say I don’t love Matty, because I love Matty, but Logan was a d—,” Ventimiglia told People Magazine at the time. “I think Rory, she had some wild ones. She had a good range of romantic relationships.”
If you will recall, the last time we saw Logan, he was heading to California after Rory turned down his marriage proposal. At the same event, Matt opened up about whether or not he thought Rory should have accepted the proposal, admitting that he thinks she made the right decision.
“I have thought about that of course over a period of time and a lot of me thinks Rory probably made the right decision in terms of saying no,” Czuchry said. “Not just because of it being Logan, but just at that time in her life.”
“I also think that show was about two strong women who had been on their own and make their way on their own, so I felt like that was the heart of the show,” Matt continued. “Regardless if it had been Logan, Dean or Jess who asked her at the end, I think she gave the proper answer: ‘No.’ It’s not a reflection on Logan, but more of a reflection on the show, the heart of the show in terms of Rory being on her own and a strong woman on her own. I kind of like that answer.”
Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino previously said that she hoped to bring back as many of Rory’s former loves as she could, and now that Milo and Matt have signed on, there is just one left for her to peg down.
“Our plan is to get as many of [Rory’s] lovely men back as possible,” Sherman-Palladino said, adding that the deals were still being finalizd. “We’re still dealing with who’s going to be in it. We definitely want to see them. And we have storylines planned. I just need someone to tell me they’re going to show up.”
So, what will Rory’s relationship status be when the revival airs? Sherman-Pallidino said Rory is single, but is dating like any other woman her age.
— People Magazine (@people) February 11, 2016
“She’s…. single in the sense that she’s not married. But she’s dating like any young woman with that face would be,” Sherman-Palladino said.
According to a previous report by the Inquisitr, Gilmore Girls ran for seven seasons on the WB from 2000 to 2007. The series followed the mother/daughter duo Lorelai and Rory as they grew up together in the small quirky town of Stars Hollow. The revival, which will be a miniseries, will consist of four 90-minute episodes with each episode taking place in a different part of the year. Netflix has not yet revealed a title or premiere date for the miniseries.
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