is enjoying newfound success as a member of the award-winning ensemble of NBC drama “This Is Us,” but for some fans, he’ll forever be known as Jess Mariano, “Gilmore Girls” heartthrob. And that latter group may be happy to hear that the actor would be willing to reprise his role should “ ” get another season — but his remarks make it clear that that isn’t happening anytime soon.
In analongside “This Is Us” costar Hannah Zeile (who plays the teenage Kate Pearson), Ventimiglia was asked the obligatory question that every “Gilmore Girls” cast member has had to answer over the years: Will there be more “Gilmore”?
“Is there a season two of a revival of a show from 13 years ago, ‘Gilmore Girls’?” the bemused actor responded. “You know, I don’t know. Anything’s possible.”
That attitude certainly helped the first season of “A Year in the Life” come into existence in the first place, with the 2016 Netflix revival picking up with the series after its 2007 cancellation. Since then, there’s beenof (especially to wrap up that ), though for one just yet.
Ventimiglia noted that co-creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino are currently busy with their Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” but he’d be open to a return somewhere down the road.
“I love Amy and Dan, that was a fun character, playing Jess. So I don’t know,” Ventimiglia told Yahoo. “Give us 20 years, maybe.”
“It wasn’t a no, though!” Zeile interjected.
“It’s never a no,” Ventimiglia replied.
That’s good enough for us. Keep those fingers crossed, fans — and keep renewing your Netflix subscription for the next couple decades, just in case.