Reboots and revivals have worked out on TV for the past couple of years to varying degrees, but whether or not a revival series ends up being a success on a network or streaming service, there is usually interest in the casting process. Or, at least, when it comes to whether or not our favorite characters will be coming back. Netflix revival Gilmore Girls is currently casting, and this weekend we learned that Liza Weil’s Paris Geller will be making an appearance on the upcoming show. Of course, she's looking a little different these days...
Liza Weil herself broke the news this weekend at the aTV fest in Atlanta. We don’t know much about Paris’ return to the small screen, but other outlets are reporting that she’ll be in at least two episodes of Gilmore Girls 2.0. That doesn’t seem like much, but considering that Gilmore Girls is only returning for four episodes total, her role will hopefully be more than a cameo here or there. As noted by Variety, Liza Weill will begin filming her Netflix gig this coming Tuesday.
I start on Tuesday, which I really feel like bodes well that I get to start on a Tuesday being that we used to be on a Tuesday. Tuesday is my first day, and I’m nervous.
Liza Weil currently has a gig on How to get Away with Murder, which led many to wonder whether she would be able to film a part in Gilmore Girls this winter. Luckily, her ABC gig doesn’t require her to be onscreen in nearly ever scene, so obviously, she was able to work out a way to appear on both series. Which is bully for the fans, really.
A while back, the Gilmore Girls cast appeared at ATX Festival, where many of the cast members shared where they hoped there characters were in this day and age. When Liza Weil spoke up, she talked about how she thought Paris and Doyle would still be together and quote, “taking over the fucking world.” Obviously, we have no idea if that is the direction showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino is going to go in, but we do know that the four episodes will each focus on a singular season, meaning we'll see spring, fall, summer and winter in one year during the show's short run. Expect more details to break in the coming weeks
Gilmore Girls is set to look into one more year in the lives of Rory, Lorelei, Emily, Luke and many, many more, so we should get updates on more than just what Paris (and maybe Doyle?) are up to. We’ll let you know as soon as Netflix gets an official premiere date.
In the meantime, you can check out what Netflix has coming up right now, with our premiere schedule.