There is one major character who won’t be returning to the most-awaited “Gilmore Girls” revival and that is obviously Richard Gilmore (Edward Hermann) who passed away on December 31st 2014, nearly 9 years after the end of the shows original run.
However, this doesn’t mean that his death won’t affect the four-part revival. In a recent interview with TVLine, “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino revealed that the family patriarch’s demise will have the biggest impact on Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelai (Lauren Graham).
“… Their lives are going to change… A tragedy like that brings up thoughts of, ‘Where am I? Where am I going? What am I doing?’ Because it’s mortality. Something they loved is gone, which means things you love will not be around forever. And you can’t take them for granted,” said Sherman-Palladino.
She shared that the set for the Gilmore house where Richard and Emily (Kelly Bishop) resided is still unfinished and that walking onto that particular set is “going to be a very different feel, because one piece is missing.”
Although fans won’t be seeing Richard anymore, there are plenty of original stars returning on the “Gilmore Girls” revival. Luke (Scott Patterson), Lane (Keiko Agena), Kirk (Sean Gunn) and Michel (Yanic Truesdale) are reprising their roles.
Bishop confirmed that Paris is a part of the script but the actress who played the character in all seven seasons, Liza Weil, has not officially signed on just yet.
“I haven’t heard that I’m not coming back… I hope to be a part of it,” Weil told E!Online.
As for Rory’s love interests, it is still unclear who among the boys will make a comeback. Sherman-Palladino said that due to budget limitations, they are “still dealing with who’s going to be in it.”
Filming of the “Gilmore Girls” revival started yesterday, February 2.