Get ready for Amy Sherman-Palladino's fictional universes to collide with a thunderous bang. Bunhead's Stacey Oristano is coming to Gilmore Girls, and the star will pirouette herself right into trouble this fall.
Netflix is keeping details about the upcoming revival tightly under wraps, but the cast isn't averse to dropping a few teasers every now and then. A new addition to Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelai's (Lauren Graham) crazy lives, Oristano's arc is even more of a mystery than most.
"I'm not in Stars Hollow," the actress told TV Insider, carefully avoiding spilling her character's name or occupation. "I don't know if I'm allowed to say that. We're outside. I cause trouble in other places. So I was there for the table read, and I got to see the set and stuff, but all of my stuff is outside [of town]."
Ahhh...so she's not a townie! Too bad; the Stars Hollow gang come equipped with a delightful level of crazy. Oristano might not be drinking the small town kool aid, but that doesn't mean she won't provide a few laughs. Sherman-Palladino took her knowledge of the actress's skill set and built a brand new character just for her.
"She knows my comedy and my voice so well, so she wrote for that, which is also a crazy experience," Oristano explained.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will pickup nearly a decade after the events of season 7. Time has not stood still for Rory and Lorelai, and their lives will be a mystery as the season begins. Rory's Yale years will be in the past, and the intellect might be utilizing her wordsmith skills and Ivy League education to raise the next generation of Chilton scholars. Lorelai, meanwhile, will be hard at work at the Dragonfly.
Find out more when Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life comes to Netflix this fall.