For seven years, ending in 2007, “Gilmore Girls” captivated audiences with it’s relatable characters and storylines. Years later the show is being revived by original directors Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, in conjunction with Netflix, and they’re bringing back much of the original cast. The four episode reboot plans to tie up loose ends, delving deeper into the lives of characters we left in Stars Hollow nearly a decade ago.
Among those previously unexplored characters is Michel (Yanic Truesdale), who worked along Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) at the Dragonfly Inn. As Truesdale, who has agreed to appear in the Netflix series, pointed out, viewers rarely — if ever — saw his character “outside of work.” As such, very little is known about how he came to live in the sleepy little Connecticut town or any other aspects of his personal life. The actor told Us Weekly things will be “different” for Michel this time around, suggesting that his character will reveal “much more” about himself in the not-yet-released show. Truesdale also teased a potential love-based plot line for his character.
“That is nice for me as an actor because it gives me a backstory,” he explained. “But it gives me meat for the character because he, you know, I definitely have an arc and stuff going on in my personal life that affect the character. So the fans can expect to discover more about Michel.”
Aside from these details, little is known about the “Gilmore Girls” revival plot. Behind the scenes photos, released on April 19 suggest that wedding bells may be in the future for Luke (Scott Patterson) and Lorelai. The photo, posted by Paterson, shows the owner of the fictional Luke’s Diner, sporting a suit and tie alongside co-stars Sean Gunn and Milo Ventimiglia, who play Kirk and Jess respectively. Patterson did not reveal the reason for sporting his Sunday’s best, but fans speculated that it could be related to the wedding that Marie Claire reported was taking place on the show. A source assured the publication that someone on the show would be taking a walk down the aisle, but those reports remain unconfirmed.
Fans of “Gilmore Girls” have been left in the dark, knowing only which original stars have agreed to appear in the Netflix revival. A majority of the cast was quick to sign on, though it took McCarthy, who was busy filming other projects, several months to agree. Following her April announcement, questions lingered about what that meant for the show — would Jackson (Jackson Douglas) be coming back? What about their children? Would Sookie and Lorelai still be BFFs?
“Gilmore Girls” does not yet have an official release date. The show will be made up of four 90-minute episodes.