The exciting Gilmore Girls news just doesn't quit! After several returning cast members were announced yesterday, we now have word that Supernatural star Jared Padalecki will return as Dean Forester. At this time, we don't have any specifics about his role in the plot.
Dean Forester had the notorious distinction of being Rory's (Alexis Bledel) first boyfriend. Though they broke up, he remained a constant fixture in her life, and is always remembered as 'the perfect first boyfriend'. They would eventually get back together three different times. But Jared Padalecki left the show in Season 5.
Jared Padalecki starred on the pilot episode of Gilmore Girls, and was the new kid at Stars Hallow High School. He's responsible for Rory's first kiss. But when Dean tells Rory that he loves her, and she doesn't respond, nothing is ever the same between the two. Will Dean and Rory eventually become the star crossed lovers they were always meant to be? We'll have to wait and see.
Yesterday, Netflix announced additional casting for the Gilmore Girls Revival Event Series, being created, written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive produced, written and directed by Daniel Palladino. Milo Ventimiglia (Gotham), Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Liza Weil (How to Get Away with Murder) and Yanic Truesdale (Rumours) are all set to return to their original characters in the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, which will include four 90-minute episodes. The series title and premiere date are to be confirmed at a later date.
Previously announced cast returning to the series include Lauren Graham (Parenthood), Alexis Bledel (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Scott Patterson (Saw V, Saw IV), Kelly Bishop (The Good Wife), Keiko Agena (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) and Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). Amy Sherman-Palladino is the creator and executive producer. Daniel Palladino is also an executive producer. They are both writing and directing the series.
Gilmore Girls (WT) is produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Our report from October revealed that the Gilmore Girls Revival Event Series will consist of four 90-minute episodes that are essentially being crafted as "mini-movies," which has now been confirmed Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino, who served as an executive producer on the original series, will both write and direct the four episodes. These episodes are said to be set in present day, and will unfold over the course of one year.
Amy Sherman-Palladino left the original Gilmore Girls before the series finale due to a contract dispute. This /full-house-netflix-series-steve-hale-scott-weinger/new deal will allow the creator to conclude the show in the way she always intended, since she has stated in the past that the final season didn't match up with the ending she envisioned for Lorelai and Rory. Aside from the present-day setting, no story details have been revealed quite yet, although we did get some more interesting tidbits from TV Line.
Another report claimed that the tentative title for the event series is Gilmore Girls: Seasons. Each 90-minute episode will encompass one season of the year, winter, spring, summer and fall, with the story encompassing an entire year. Shooting has already started. And having Supernatural star Jared Padalecki will surely be exciting news for fans.