11 February, 2016 - NME.com
Milo Ventimiglia has confirmed that he will star in the forthcoming ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival.
Ventimiglia revealed on Twitter that he will be part of Netflix’s four new episodes.
"What a great time to get back on set with some friends. #JessIsBack @warnerbrostv @netflix," he tweeted.
What a great time to get back on set with some friends. #JessIsBack @warnerbrostv @netflix. MV pic.twitter.com/VQAt2Lrumr— Milo Ventimiglia (@MiloVentimiglia) February 10, 2016
Ventimiglia played the role of Rory’s on-off love interest Jess Mariano throughout the original run of ‘Gilmore Girls’.
It follows Netflix’s announcement that Yanic Truesdale and Liza Weil will also be reprising their respective roles as Lorelai's co-worker Michel and Rory's friend Paris Geller.
Matt Czuchry, who played Rory’s former boyfriend Logan, has also been confirmed to star in the revived series. The show's creator Amy Sherman-Palladino previously said that she wanted all three of Rory's past boyfriends to appear in the new episodes. Dean, portrayed by Jared Padalecki, has not yet been confirmed.
Not everyone seems to be returning, however. Melissa McCarthy, who played Lorelai’s chef Sookie, said that she hasn’t been invited to take part in the new episodes.
She wrote in a tweet: "Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!"
Original cast members Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Paterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena have already been confirmed to be part of the show's revival.