When it comes to teasing Milo Ventimiglia’s season 4 guest starring on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the watchword seems to be unconventional.
Appearing at the Nantucket Film Festival on Saturday, where they received the Excellence in Television Writing Award, executive producers Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino offered the first (extremely enigmatic) details about the character of Maisel from actor This Is. Us.
“[He’s playing] someone very beautiful, ”said an impassive Sherman-Palladino in a subsequent NNF question-and-answer session moderated by yours truly.
“You have to see it in context,” explained Daniel Palladino, “because it’s actually a very different thing that we do with him. We needed someone of his caliber and good looks, so we asked Milo to do it, but you have to see it in context.
Ventimiglia is the latest Gilmore Girls star to reconnect with Team Palladino on the Amazon hit, joining fellow Stars Hollow veterans Alex Borstein, Liza Weil, Emily Bergl and the late Brian Tarantina.
Gilmore creator Sherman-Palladino foreshadowed the last reunion in 2018 during an interview with our sister pub Variety. “Don’t think it hasn’t been discussed! she said, bringing Ventimiglia to Maisel. “This has to be the good part. It can’t be just a cameo. There must be meat. And it must also be a time when he can shave and cut his hair in a 1950s look. But the reunion will definitely take place.
Production of Maisel Season 4 – delayed by almost a year due to COVID – began last January. A premiere date remains to be determined.