Mon Dieu! Gilmore Girls is giving Michel a backstory!
Cantankerous and sarcastic to the umpteenth degree, the Dragonfly's concierge is a staple of Stars Hollow. And yet, over the course of seven seasons, we've rarely seen Michel (Yanic Truesdale) step outside of his role at the inn.
Prepare for that to change...
"That is nice for me as an actor because it gives me a backstory," Truesdale told Us Weekly ahead of the Netflix revival. "But it gives me meat for the character because he, you know, I definitely have an arc and stuff going on in my personal life that affect the character. So the fans can expect to discover more about Michel."
Will he have a significant other? Are Paw-Paw and Chin-Chin still running around, chowing down on expensive leather shoes? Is Michel still a fastidious eater, eschewing Sookie's fabulous omelets? Only time will tell...
"That is the most gratifying part of going back for me. I have an arc," Truesdale teased, according to Popsugar. "The character of Michel has an arc, and is revealing more of himself."
Michel won't be the only character spending a little extra time in front of the camera. Thanks to the long 90-minute episodes, other members of the Stars Hollow gang will get more in depth storylines.
"Everybody is coming back," Treusdal previewed. "And, also, I think that the different format of having hour-and-a-half episodes will give more airtime with certain characters and time to go a little deeper with certain things. I think it will be an interesting little twist on what people are used to with the show."
Netflix will debut the four-episode revival, now titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, around Thanksgiving.