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Everything We Know For Sure About Gilmore Girls: Seasons: Updated Masterpost

THIS POST HAS BEEN SPLIT IN TWO. FIND THE UPDATED VERSIONS CAN BE FOUND IN MY ‘GG MASTERPOST’ TAG.

**Version 3.11 of this masterpost…if you bookmarked the pervious one, please update your link to this one, as it is the one I will update from now on.

All confirmed information is linked to the source.

Returning Cast - Confirmed

  • Lauren Graham/Lorelai (x, x)
  • Alexis Bledel/Rory (x)
  • Kelly Bishop/Emily (x)
  • Scott Patterson/Luke (x, x)
  • Keiko Agena/Lane (x, x)
  • Matt Czuchry/Logan (x)
  • Yanic Truesdale/Michel (x)
  • Sean Gunn/Kirk (x, x)
  • Liza Weil/Paris (x)
  • Tanc Sade/Finn (x, x)
  • Aris Alvarado/Caesar (x)
  • Rose Abdoo/Gypsy (x)
  • Mike Gandolfi/Andrew (x)
  • John Caberra/Brian (x)
  • Sam Phillips/Not really “cast” but whatever (x)
  • David Sutcliffe/Christopher (x, x, x, x)
  • Milo Ventimiglia/Jess (x)
  • Grant-Lee Phillips/Troubadour (x)
  • Liz Torres/Miss Patty (x, x)
  • Sally Struthers/Babette (x, x)
  • Danny Strong/Doyle (x)
  • Michael Winters/Taylor (x)
  • Jared Padelecki/Dean - (x, x)
  • Vanessa Marano/April (x)
  • Emily Kuroda/Mrs. Kim (x)
  • Todd Lowe/Zach (x)
  • Alan Loayza/Colin (x)
  • Paul Anka (x)
  • Ted Rooney/Morey (x)
  • Nick Holmes/Robert (x)
  • Jackson Douglas/Jackson (x)
  • Gregg Henry/Mitchum Huntzberger (x, x)
  • Biff Yeager/Tom (x)
  • Dakin Matthews/Headmaster Charleston (x)
  • Carole King/Sophie (x, x)
  • Sebastian Bach/Gil (x, x, x)
  • Chris Eigeman/Jason (x)
  • Melissa McCarthy/Sookie (x)
  • Rini Bell/Lulu (x)
  • Jim Jansen/Reverend Skinner (x)
  • Alex Borstein/Drella or Miss Celine (x)
  • Brian Tarantina/Bootsy (x)
  • Emily Bergl/Francie (x)

Cast - Not Returning

  • Kathleen Wilhoite/Liz (x, x starts around 27:20)
  • Wanye Wilcox/Marty (x)
  • Devon Sorvari/Honor Huntzberger (x)
  • Nicolette Collier/Gigi (x, x)
  • Scott Cohen/Max Medina (x)
  • Shelly Cole/Madeline (x)

These are the cast members that I know of that have said they are not returning, but if there are others not listed in the “returning” section, it’s a safe bet we won’t see them.

New Cast

  • Sutton Foster will have a small role (x, x)
  • Mark Provencher has been cast as “Phil” (x)
  • Armand Vasquez is a Dragonfly employee named Eric, appearing in “Spring”. (x, x)
  • Olivia Jellen has been cast has what looks like “Phil’s Kid #2”, but might be “Paul’s Kid #2″ (x, x)
  • Jackie Hoffman (x, x, x, x, x)
  • Claudia de Vasco has been cast as “Clementina” (x, x)
  • Jason Dugre (x)
  • Ryan March as “Young Guest” (presumably at the Dragonfly) appearing in “Spring” (x, x)
  • Hunter Wenzel (x, x, x)
  • Mitchell Gregorio for multiple episodes (x, x, x, x)
  • Lisa Marie as Olivia Jellen’s character’s mom (x)
  • Antwon Kieth (x)
  • Brandon Ruiter as Damon (x)
  • Dominic Burgess as Chuck in “Spring” (x)
  • Anton Narinskiy as “Tristan” (not sure if there is a recasting) (x)
  • Joe Hernandez-Kolski (x, x)
  • Mara Casey (the old GG casting director) has a small role as “Ellen” in “Summer”(x, x)
  • Bailey De Young–likely as ‘Heidi’ (x)
  • Eric Henry as 'Nat Compton’ in “Summer” (x, x)
  • Sam Pancake as 'Donald’ in “Summer” (x)
  • Sasha Pasternak as 'Molly’ in “Fall” (x, x)
  • Mae Whitman will cameo (x)
  • Stacey Oristano will guest star as 'Allie’ in “Fall” (x, x)
  • Tory N. Thompson will be in “Summer” as 'Lance’ (x, x)
  • Christian Borle will be in 'Stars Hollow: The Musical’ (x)
  • Kerry Butler will be in 'Stars Hollow: The Musical’ (x)
  • Tom Connolly as “Francis” (x)
  • Michelle La as one of the Korean singers in “Spring” (x)
  • Joey Romaine as 'Young Man’ in “Spring” (x)
  • Bobby Ysip as a townsperson in “Winter” (x)
  • Carrie Madsen as “Sandra” in “Summer” and “Fall” (x, x)
  • Ezra Dewey as Stevie (x, x)
  • Frank Gallegos as 'Alejandro’ Note: IMDb lists him for all 4 eps, but the casting notice says he’s in “Winter” and “Fall” (x)
  • Bonita Friedericy as 'Nun #1’ in “Fall” (x)
  • Shaniece Cole as 'Comic Book Store Owner’ in “Fall” (x)
  • Lucas Jaye as Kwan (x)
  • Ashley Bush (x)

Format and Technical Details

  • 4 90-minute episodes (x)
  • Each episode will be a different season of the year (x)
  • The first one is “Winter” (x)
  • ASP would like at least 1-day gaps in the release, but Netlix has the power there (x)
  • Season 7 still exists (x)
  • The elements ASP really wanted to play out were not negated or destroyed by Season 7 (x)
  • Filming wraps May 10th (x)
  • Jeanine Tesori (composer of 'Fun Home’) wrote the score for 'Stars Hollow: The Musical’ (x)
  • The theme song will be back (x)
  • Amy wrote “Winter” and “Fall”, Dan wrote “Spring” and “Summer” (x)*
  • The storylines don’t contradict anything televised (x)
  • The final episode isn’t “totally final” (x)
  • The revival will be released in 2016 everywhere Netflix is available (x)

Casting Notices (x, x, x)

  • Berta, female, early 30s Peruvian, tiny and cheery, supporting role, appears in parts 1 and 4
  • Alejandro, male early 30s, Peruvian, Berta’s husband, handyman, supporting role, appears in parts 1 and 4
  • Nat Compton, male, most miserable 38-year-old you’ve ever seen, clothes are thrown on, hair’s a mess, pale, never smiles, appears in part 3
  • Dewey, male, 13, very prober and eager to be a helper, any ethnicity, appears in part 3
  • Clementina, female, 40s, Portuguese nanny, appears in part 2, played by Claudia de Vasco (see “New Cast”
  • Tim, 7 year old caucasian boy, day player, appears in part 2
  • Gabriela, 5 year old girl, caucasian, sister to Time, appears in part 2
  • Stevie and Kwan, 9 year old twins, do not have to be identical, Korean/American, very well-mannered, day players, will appear in parts 1 and 4
  • Hippies, 20s-60s, hippie-ish looking people living on a commune, day players, appear in part 4
  • Paul, 30s, pleasant and appealing enough. Prototype: Michael Cera, Jesse Eisenberg, a little older. Strong supporting role, appears in Part 1
  • Jim, high-end male magazine editor, mid 40s/50s, has energy, fast-paced, ambitious with integrity, somewhat quirky, boyish. Strong supporting role, appears in part 2
  • Dawyne, 40 year old blue collar guy, supporting role, appears in part 3
  • Damon, early to mid 20s, together, eager, good looking, stylish. Supporting role, will appear in part 4, played by Brandon Ruiter (x)
  • Sam Duncan, 60s-70s, a hapless old diner owner. Day player. Will appear in part 2.
  • Korean singers, Male and female, 20s, fresh face vocalists in a choir. Need singing experience. No lines but will be singing. Day players, will be appearing in part 2.
  • Phan, male, 40s. Running the Vietnamese food booth at the Stars Hollow Spring International Food Festival. Day player, will appear in part 2.

General Knowledge/Spoilers – This section is where things get a little more plot spoiler-y

Plot and Themes

  • Richard has been gone for 4 months when we start up again (x)
  • The final four words are in there, and they are an exchange (x)
  • A main character gets a new love interest (x)
  • There’s a wedding (x, x)
  • There will be 2 town meetings (x)
  • One of the 3 boyfriends 'has an edge’ (x)
  • Stars Hollow will have “Stars Hollow The Musical” (x)
  • The death of Richard “looms large” thematically (x)
  • The series began at a time of big life change for Emily, Lorelai and Rory and the revival starts the same way (x)*
  • Dealing with the death of Richard impacts all of them (x)
  • The final four words were left off the script, no one knows but “the girls” (x)
  • Amy, re: the 3 boyfriends “those are the things you do do for the fans”, it was tricky because Rory is in a different part of her life and “she’s moved on” (x)
  • Lorelai and Rory’s relationship is strong when we meet them again (x)

Rory

  • Rory will be single, but dating (x)
  • A storyline with one of Rory’s exes had to be tweaked/cut/reworked because of budget (x)
  • Rory, Finn, Robert, Colin and Logan all appear together at some point (x)
  • Rory is struggling with being a journalist (x)
  • Rory has had an article published in The New Yorker (x)
  • Rory is having trouble with her journalism career, living a vegabond life and not seeing much of Lorelai (x)
  • We pick up with Rory at a time where journalism has changed, she’s been working very hard (x)
  • “A lot of what Rory is going through in her life is going to impact her relationship with her mother” (x)

Luke and Lorelai

  • Michel and Lorelai still work at the Dragonfly (x)
  • Luke’s is up and running (x)
  • Sets have been redone, including Lorelai’s house (x)
  • Bert the toolbox makes a return! (x)
  • They’re rebuilding Luke’s apartment (x)
  • Luke’s blue hat is back! (x)
  • Luke has some new rules for the diner (see comments) (x)
  • The Taylor/Luke rivalry is still going strong–but just in “Winter” (x)
  • Luke and Lorelai are not married (x)
  • EW refers to Luke as Lorelai’s fiance, they are not married when “Winter” begins (x)
  • Scott says he’s working with Lauren a lot (x)
  • Amy says she needed to discuss “a costume thing” with Lauren in the final script (x)

Emily

  • They’re building Emily and Richard’s house (x)
  • Emily is a little ‘manic’ after the loss of Richard (x)
  • Richard is “honored so much” in the whole series (x)
  • “Amy has done something I was actually hoping for…[Emily] does taking a journey, she takes a journey of recovery” (x)
  • Emily has a nice evolutions that’s “logical and bizarre” (x)
  • Emily’s maid situation is “wacky”, “I was firing all these people and not I have a whole other situation” (x)

Jess

  • Jess is in “I would say more than two, less than four” episodes (x) Update: Milo on Periscope “I’ll be back for 2 out of the 4 90-minute mini-movies” and then when asked if he was in 2 or 3 episodes he gave his previous “More than 2, less than 4” answer (x–I have this video saved if needed)
  • Jess is there to “push the ball forward for some folks in Stars Hollow” (x)
  • Jess is in “Summer” and “Fall” for sure (x, his summer appearance confirmed by being in the same episode as Sutton Foster x, x)
  • Jess appears to still has his car/have a similar car (x more explanation on the likelihood of this here) Note: From the look’s of that, Jess is in “Winter”
  • Milo was filming with Scott Patterson and Sean Gunn (x, x)
  • Jess is there “to cause some trouble” (note: from this article it sounds like he may be done filming as of 4/22) (x)

Logan (and the Life and Death Brigade)

  • The Life and Death Brigade will make an appearance (x)
  • The Life and Death Brigade appears in “Fall”–actors for Colin, Finn and Robert were all present for the table read (x, x, x)
  • Nick Holmes (Robert): “I’m excited, very excited for the upcoming episode for the Life and Death Brigade because of the kind of indulgence that can be shown that could not be shown before. It’s very exciting and very sexy and very fun” (On Periscope–I took the video off YouTube at Nick’s request)
  • Jackie Hoffman is filming the same night as the LDB (x and Nick Holmes periscope which confirms him and Matt Czuchry the same night x)
  • At least one Life and Death Brigade scene involves a night shoot (x and Nick Holmes on Periscope)
  • Logan is in at least “Summer” and “Fall” (x, x)
  • Logan and Mitchum are present for whatever event takes place at the Ebell Club (x)
  • Logan and Mitchum are in an episode directed by Daniel Palladino–he’s directing “Spring” and “Summer” (x)
  • Matt Czuchry has read all 4 scripts, make of that what you will (x)

Dean

  • Jared Padelecki filmed for one day (x)
  • “[Jared] was asked about his recent shooting for Gilmore Girls, and I don’t remember the town he specified because I never watched the show, but from what I gathered from his comments about the new footage, Dean isn’t living in the same place anymore and he ends up running into an old friend.” (x)
  • Dean is in one scene, and it’s in “Fall” (x)

Townies, Minor Characters, and Newbies

  • Doose’s is up and running (x)
  • Paris is in 2 parts (x)
  • Paris and Doyle will appear in the same episode(s) (x)
  • Paris will be at Chilton (as will Rory) (x, x, x, x, x, x)
  • April is considering grad school. (x)
  • There will be a character named “Claudia” (played by someone named Kerry) and another named “Heidi” (played by someone named Bailey–likely Bailey de Young) (x)
  • Taylor is in 3 episodes, “Winter”, “Spring” and “Summer” (x)
  • Michael Winters: “I have a big bunch (of scenes) in 'Summer’ where they do the ______ which I ______” (x)
  • Michael Winters: “I’m exactly where I was when I started” (as in Taylor hasn’t changed much) (x)
  • There is a string quartet at some point–in Stars Hollow, it would seem (x)
  • We’ll see Paris’ office (x)
  • Mae Whitman’s character has fun but small moment with Lorelai (x)
  • Lane will appear in “Fall” (x)
  • Christopher will appear in “Fall” (x)
  • We’ll learn a bit about Michel’s personal life (x)
  • Sutton Foster’s role is in “Summer”–which confirms Jess and Logan are both in “Summer” (x)
  • Sutton Foster plays a struggling actress who plays the lead in 'Stars Hollow: The Musical’, she filmed for 2 days inside Miss Patty’s (x)
  • Sutton Foster’s character interacts with Babette, Miss Patty, Sophie, Taylor and Lorelai (x)
  • April is “in college now living a college life” and much of her life gets discussed at a dinner table with Gilmore family members" (x)
  • The Troubadour has lines (x)
  • The Troubadour is in one episode (x)
  • April appears in “Summer” (x)
  • Francie is doing something Chilton related (x)

Filming and Sets

  • There will be an old folk’s home (x)
  • The chuppah is out at Lorelai’s house, Luke’s truck is there as well (x, x)
  • On location filming 2/17, possibly at the Pacific Design Center (x, x)
  • There will be some sort of “playhouse” set (x)
  • There was a piglet on set. (x)
  • Don’t expect to see the lake/bridge (x)
  • There is an additional diner (on a separate backlot) (x)
  • Filming on location (for 3 days) at the Ebell Club–where Rory’s dance, the debutante ball and the vow renewal were all filmed (x)
  • David Sutcliffe is done filming as of 4/7 (x)
  • At least Lauren, Scott, Alexis, Kelly, Matt, Gregg, and Liza were at the Ebell Club filming, possibly also Milo–but on different days (x, x, x, x)
  • Carrie Madsen’s presence at the Ebell filming suggests it’s for “Summer” or “Fall” (x)
  • Filming 4/26 at Mountain View Cemetery (x)

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