‘Switched at Birth’ Star Vanessa Marano to Return for ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival

Actress will reprise her role as Luke’s daughter, April Nardini

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Vanessa Marano will reprise her role as April Nardini in the Netflix revival of “Gilmore Girls,” TheWrap has learned.

The actress, who played Luke’s daughter beginning in Season 6, has starred on Freeform’s “Switched at Birth” since 2011.

The streaming platform’s revival of the WB series, which is currently untitled, will be produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Amy Sherman-Palladino and husband Daniel Palladino serve as executive producers on the revival after departing the series before its final season.

Stars Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, Scott Patterson and Kelly Bishop are returning, and Matt Czuchry, Milo Ventimiglia, Jared Padelecki, Liza Weil, Sean Gunn, Keiko Agena, David Sutcliffe, Danny Strong and Yanic Truesdale are also on board to reprise their roles.

Melissa McCarthy has publicly declared she will not reprise her role of Sookie, claiming she was not asked to return.