After the revival miniseries became a hit on Netflix, Gilmore Girls fans have been craving more stories about the residents of Stars Hollow while still enjoying its many stars in their current shows. While more Gilmore Girls isn’t on the horizon anytime soon, there has been much interest about casting crossovers with Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, with the two shows sharing the same creator in Amy Sherman-Palladino, whose husband Danny Palladino has written and produced for both. Now, such wishes are coming true as Gilmore Girls alum and This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia has joined the Amazon comedy.
The mini-Gilmore Girls reunion between the This is Us star and his former boss will happen as Milo Ventimiglia is signed on to join Season 4 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for a guest-star stint, according to TV Line. Those hoping to find out lots of juicy info about his character are out of luck, however, as Amazon Studios did confirm the actor’s guest spot, but kept mum about what his role will be in the upcoming season.
Even before Milo Ventimiglia’s confirmed guest appearance, Mrs. Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino teasingly foreshadowed the This is Us star potentially popping up on the Emmy-winning series. In a 2018 Variety interview, the Mrs. Maisel creator said about a possible Ventimiglia appearance:
Don’t think it has not been discussed! It’s got to be the right part. It can’t be just a cameo. It’s got to have some meat to it. And it’s also got to be a time when he can shave and cut his hair into a 1950s-period look. But the reuniting will definitely happen.
Milo Ventimiglia isn’t even the first This is Us star to appear on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. His onscreen son Sterling K. Brown appeared on the Amazon comedy for the third season, and went on to receive an Emmy nomination for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for that very performance. Hopefully, that luck will rub off on Ventimiglia when the 2022 Primetime Emmy nominations are announced.
This Gilmore Girls reconnection will surely delight fans of the original series, since we can be sure Milo Ventimiglia's role won't just be lazily crafted, even if he doesn't create as much turmoil as Jess did. Ventimiglia isn't the only alum Amy Sherman-Palladino would love to appear on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She has teased the possibility of Gilmore Girls lead Lauren Graham joining the Amazon comedy series in some capacity. Currently starring in Disney+'s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, Graham echoed Sherman-Palladino's sentiment for a guest stint despite wondering if and how she would fit into the world. It would be fun to see Graham pop up in a season of the Amazon series.
Since the Netflix revival, Lauren Graham and other original stars have been open to returning for another season or set of standalone installments. Amy Sherman-Palladino revealed the true hurdle for another revival is the cast’s ever-growing lives and busy schedules coming together. Given the dedicated fandom, it would be nice to see the cast reunite once more at least to find out where the characters are after the events of A Year in the Life.
At this point, let's just start hoping for the entirety of the Gilmore Girls alumni to pop up on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, such as former stars Melissa McCarthy and Jared Padalecki. While Mrs. Maisel fans wait for Milo Ventimiglia’s Season 4 guest stint, check out all three seasons on Prime Video and stay current with everything hitting the 2021 Summer TV season.