Don't worry, Gilmore Girls fans: Jess Mariano is still the bad boy.

Throughout the beloved show's seven-season run, Milo Ventimiglia's love-him-or-hate-him character could always be counted on to stir up some small town trouble in Stars Hollow, and it sounds like he'll be up to his old ways when the Netflix revival debuts. 

Even though he's not really allowed to say anything, Ventimiglia was willing to dish a little bit on what fans can expect from the highly anticipated revival, as he told us on the red carpet at the 2016 NBCUniversal Upfront (where he was promoting his new drama This Is Us), "I'm a troublemaker, as is Jess!" (Like character, like actor!)

Milo Ventimiglia, Gilmore Girls

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"He pops back into Stars Hollow and he kicks up dirt like he always does," Ventimiglia teased of Jess' part in the four-episode revival, "in a  very nice cloud that will help other characters along in their life." 

Ventimiglia is set to appear in three of the four 90-minute episodes, with stars Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Paterson and Kelly Bishop all set to return. Also in? Basically everyone who has ever appeared on the show, including Melissa McCarthyYanic TruesdaleMatt CzuchryJared PadaleckiLiza WeilLiz TorresJackson DouglasSally StruthersMichael WintersEmily KurodaVanessa MaranoDanny StrongDavid SutcliffeKeiko Agena, and Sean Gunn.

"it's classic Gilmore. It's back to the originals," Ventimiglia said. "It's Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino and the way that they wrote the show and it's all very exciting."

Just as excited as we are for Gilmore Girls' return? Sterling K. Brown, Ventimiglia's This Is Us co-star and American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson star! Watch the rest of our interview with Ventimiglia, Brown and fellow This Is Us star Mandy Moore above to watch Ventimiglia call out Brown's Gilmore obsession!

This is Us premieres this fall on NBC; Gilmore Girls has yet to receive a premiere date on Netflix. 

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