Gilmore Girls Just Added Another Returning Cast Member

From the way that movies and TV shows are currently being produced one thing is clear: it’s a nostalgic world and we’re all just living in it. Luckily for those of us belonging to strong fandoms, this means that many of our favorite shows are coming back after being off the air for years. One of the most recent examples of this is the upcoming Gilmore Girls reboot which, thanks to Netflix, will be reuniting almost all of the ensemble cast to bring Stars Hollow back to life. In fact, another supporting character has just been announced to be returning for Gilmore Girls: Seasons.

TVSeries Finale is reporting that Sebastian Bach will be reprising his role as Gil, the lead guitarist in Lane Kim’s band, Hep Alien. Gil was a fan favorite guest starring role for the final four season of Gilmore Girls, after the members of Hep Alien auditioned to find a new guitarist following Dave Rygalski’s departure. Significantly older than the rest of the band, Gil is constantly juggling the band, his family, as well as the unseen sandwich shop which he owns.


The announcement of Sebastian Bach’s return marks the final member of Hep Alien to come back for Gilmore Girls: Seasons, which hints that we’ll probably get some of their musical stylings in the miniseries. Of course, it’s been years since we last saw the band, and perhaps their musical dreams didn’t go as far as they wanted. Lane does have twins, after all.

Sebastian Bach is perhaps best known as the frontman of the 80’s/90’s heavy metal band Skid Row. After his departure from Skid Row, he began transitioning into an acting career, appearing in the Broadway musicals Jekyll And Hyde (to which he played the title characters) and The Rocky Horror Show. Gilmore Girls remains his most remembered acting role to date, due to the hilarious writing, great performance, and rabidly loyal fanbase that the show contains.

Overall, it seems like Gilmore Girls: Seasons is bringing just about every denizen of Stars Hollow back, in one way or another. Of course, the noticeable exception in Melissa McCarthy’s Sookie St. James who it seems will be absent from the reboot. While creator Amy Sherman-Palladino originally stated that she extended an offer to McCarthy, the comedienne has since refuted that claiming she never got a call. And considering how busy she is in the world of film, the lady needs time to schedule herself if she were going to be making an appearance.

We’ll continue to update you as more information regarding Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: Season becomes public. There is currently no release date for the four new 90 minute episodes.

Corey Chichizola
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.