2016 Alzheimer's Association "A Night At Sardi's" - ArrivalsThe cast of the "Gilmore Girls" revival keeps growing, with actor Dan Bucatinsky joining the series in an undisclosed role.

Bucatinsky, who's most known for his part on ABC's "Scandal," shared the news on social media this week, posting two photos to his Instagram account from the Stars Hollow set. The actor tagged "Gilmore" star Alexis Bledel in the snaps -- and posed with the actress in one of them -- indicating that his role involves Rory in some way. (He also said that Lauren Graham's Lorelai was not there, so perhaps this is for a Rory arc separate from her mother?)

Warner Bros. declined to comment on Bucatinsky's casting, and it certainly does seem mysterious on the surface, since he's the latest in a growing list of actors joining the revival who did not appear on the original show. His addition is more head-scratching than, say, Sutton Foster's or Mae Whitman's, since both of those actresses have strong connections to "Gilmore" heavyweights. (Foster worked with "Gilmore" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino on "Bunheads," while Whitman starred alongside Graham on "Parenthood.")

But Bucatinsky is actually more linked to the "Gilmore" universe than meets the eye, since many alums of the show have gone on to appear in Shondaland properties, including Bucatinsky's former home, "Scandal." Liza Weil (Paris), Keiko Agena (Lane), and Gregg Henry (Logan's loathsome dad, Mitchum Huntsberger) have all starred on the ABC nighttime soap, and it's likely that Bucatinsky's relationship with any or all members of that trio -- who are all returning for more "Gilmore" -- played some part in getting the actor involved in the revival.

Whatever the role, we can't wait for more "Gilmore," period. The four-part set of new episodes is set to debut on Netflix sometime later this year.

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