Yes, it’s true. Gilmore Girls junkies will receive a last dose of the mother-daughter duo extraordinaire when a “limited-series revival” of the show comes to Netflix. Rejoice, for more Rory and Lorelai awaits you!
According to TVLine, “Netflix has closed a deal with Warner Bros.” promising the production of “four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies” under the direction of show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports that though “negotiations with the cast are only just beginning,” principals Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, and Scott Patterson are very likely to return.
Gilmore Girls originally aired on the WB, premiering in 2000, and eventually migrating to the CW network where the series concluded in 2007. The revival will enable Sherman-Palladino to take the reins after being alienated from the show during its final season. From Lacey Rose, at The Hollywood Reporter:
“Gilmore initially ran for seven seasons and 153 episodes on the WB/CW, six of those under Sherman-Palladino before she exited following a contract dispute with the studio. A Netflix revival would be Sherman-Palladino’s opportunity to not only return to her own series but also to have the final word.”
An insider has told The Hollywood Reporter that, if all goes according to plan, production will begin “early next year.” So if you, like me, somehow came of age without the companionship of the Stars Hollow crew, plenty of time remains for us to plow through the original seven seasons!
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