Gilmore Girls fans rejoice. Lorelai and Rory may be back to share more mother-daughter bonding, demonstrate incredibly clever banter and answer some questions still stirring in Stars Hollow!
On Monday, more than eight years after the final season finale of the show aired, news surfaced that the series could be getting a limited revival at Netflix. TVLine was the first to report the news.
Gilmore Girls lead actress Lauren Graham commented on the news via Twitter. “I can’t confirm this. But I also can’t deny this…” the star wrote.
DUDES. I can't confirm this. But I also can't deny this… https://t.co/KO8gA7j6Us
— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) October 19, 2015
TVLine reports that a source confirmed Netflix closed a deal with Warner Bros. for a limited-series revival penned by the lovely creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (who was not involved in the seventh season) and executive producer Daniel Palladino. Stars Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Paterson and Kelly Bishop are said to be reprising their roles as well.
Oscar-nominated Melissa McCarthy, whose career blew up after her run on the show, is not likely to return to reprise her role as Sookie St. James, Entertainment Weekly reports. If you haven’t noticed, she’s a little busy being hilarious in every movie she participates in.
Sherman-Palladino returning to the series is perhaps the most exciting part of the news. She didn’t get to have a last word in the series, since she exited following a contract dispute with the studio before the series ended, CNN reports. How will the woman who’s been through it all really wrap up the series?
According to several sources, Netflix is set to release four 90-minute movies instead of a 10-episode series. The Warner Bros. dramedy has performed very well on Netflix thus far.
The pilot first aired in 2000 on the WB and later moved to the CW where it wrapped up. Since the series finale in 2007, Gilmore Girls fans have been begging for a reunion, and the actors seem to want one too!
At the EW-sponsored Gilmore Girls panel at the ATX Television Festival, Sherman-Palladino said that there was not a reunion “in the works” at the time. She added that “it would have to be the right thing–the right format, the right timing. It would have to be honored in a certain way. And if it ever came around, we would all jump in and do it.”
Please, jump in! Gilmore Girls fans have been waiting to re-enter the world of Loralei and Rory and the quaint town of Stars Hollow long enough!