NBCUniversal 2016 Upfront PresentationThe "Gilmore Girls" revival has officially wrapped production, and while we're still anxiously awaiting a premiere date, fans have been blessed with a bunch of (small) details about what to expect when the new episodes debut later this year. That includes some intel from the cast members themselves, including Milo Ventimiglia, who's returning as Rory's badboy boyfriend Jess.

Vulture chatted with Ventimiglia this week about his role in the revival, and asked for a status report on Mr. Mariano, who we last saw in season six when Rory visited him at his small publishing company in Philadelphia. According to the actor, Jess is no longer the same smart aleck we first met back in season two.

"He matured into a very decent guy," Ventimiglia told Vulture. "A very, very decent guy, but he never lost his angle of disdain for things that pissed him off. But he chose to help others along in a more positive way as opposed to the angle of being an angsty teen. He grew up."

As for whether or not Jess winds up with Rory (Alexis Bledel), or has an awkward run-in with his former girlfriend's other exes (including fellow returnees Jared Padalecki as Dean and Matt Czuchry as Logan), the actor declined to say. His official statement to Vulture: "I can neither confirm nor deny anything."

Regardless of what happens with him and Rory romantically, we can't wait to see him back in action (he'll appear in three of the four revival episodes). The new season is set to hit Netflix sometime later this year.

[via: Vulture]

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