It’s official: We’ll always have Paris.
Liza Weil is formally set to reprise her role as scholarly spitfire Paris Geller in Netflix’s forthcoming Gilmore Girls revival, TVLine has confirmed.
Earlier in the week, Gilmore grande dame Kelly Bishop told me that series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino had written Paris into the revival scripts. However, at the time, Weil — who’s currently a series regular on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder — had not officially closed a deal to return.
“Paris is a hoot,” Bishop raved of Rory’s bestie. “It’s unbelievable what Amy has written for Paris. People are going to have so much fun with it.”
On Saturday, Weil herself announced at the aTVfest in Atlanta that Paris would indeed be part of the four-episode continuation, which started shooting on Tuesday in Los Angeles. I’m told Weil will be featured in two of the four 90-minute installments.
The list of Gilmore vets returning for the revival also includes Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Matt Czuchry, Yanic Truesdale, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena.