Dean Forester is back, but not for long. Actor Jared Padalecki is confirmed as one of the stars returning for Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls” revival. However, the four-part miniseries won’t focus too much on Rory Gilmore’s first boyfriend. The “Supernatural” star revealed he is in only one scene.
“So Dean has a cool scene in the market he used to work at,” Padalecki said at Jus in Bello 7, a fan convention in Rome, E Online reported. “It’s a nice, a really nice scene that gave me closure.”
Padalecki filmed his portion of the revival, titled “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” in February. He posted a photograph of himself on set, but that didn’t give too many hints about what his character is doing these days.
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) February 19, 2016
Padalecki said that the miniseries producers worked with his schedule on the CW’s “Supernatural,” the drama for which he left “Gilmore Girls” in 2005. Much as the writers did with Melissa McCarthy, who will return as Sookie, they had just one scene ready that didn’t require too much preparation.
“[Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino] basically said, ‘Listen, we’re going to write you a really cool scene, and if you get a day off, let us know: We will just put your scene on the schedule for that day,’” Padalecki explained. “She was like, ‘It’s a set that we already run and own [and] it’s an actress that already is working every day, so let us know.’”
Rory (Alexis Bledel) would appear to be the most likely candidate to be his scene partner, but, clearly, the two aren’t going to get back together given that Dean’s appearance is so short. That eliminates one option in the ongoing speculation about Rory’s love life. Still, fans have to wonder whether the parts of Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) and Logan (Matt Czuchry) will be just as small.
Ventimiglia previously implied that his role was not only in more than a scene but also in more than one episode. When he discussed the dramedy, he said he’d read “scripts,” as in more than one.
“I think people should be excited about classic ‘Gilmore.’ There was something about that show that was so spot-on in pop culture and historical reference, and just really good heartfelt, belly-laughter, crying,” Ventimiglia told Entertainment Weekly last month. “It touched on so much that I think that’s probably going to be the thing that — at least the scripts that I’ve read — it’s just classic ‘Gilmore.’”
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will consist of four 90-minute episodes. Each installment will cover a season of the year, and loads of guest stars will be packed into each part. Doyle (Danny Strong), Lane (Keiko Agena), Michel (Yanic Truesdale), Miss Patty (Liz Torres) and Paris (Liza Weil) are just a handful of the quirky characters set to return.
Netflix has not yet revealed a premiere date for “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.”