It’s official! The Gilmore Girls revival has been confirmed by Netflix, which means Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel will be heading back to Stars Hollow.
Netflix, a streaming-video service, made the announcement on Friday, January 29, revealing that they would be reviving the family-favorite show through a four-part miniseries with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino executive producing, writing and directing. Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television is producing the project.
Gilmore Girls ran for seven seasons on the WB from 2000 to 2007. The series followed the mother/daughter duo Lorelai and Rory as they grew up together in the small quirky town of Stars Hollow. Lauren Graham (Lorelai) and Alexis Bledel (Rory) have already confirmed their return, and other original characters will be heading back to the set as well including Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Sean Gunn (Kirk) and Keiko Agena (Lane).
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 29, 2016
According to Deadline, the miniseries, which Netflix is treating as a farewell season, will consist of four 90-minute episodes, with each episode taking place in a different season of the year. While Netflix hasn’t revealed the title of the miniseries or a premiere date, it appears as though we may not have to wait too long to see what the Gilmore girls have been up to. In an Instagram post, Netflix wrote, “From Stars Hollow to Hartford to New Haven to Netflix. Welcome back, girls. An all new season of Gilmore Girls coming to Netflix in 2016.”
Along with the original characters, there will also be several new faces joining the cast. According to E! News, Berta and Alejandro, a Peruvian couple, will make appearances, along with a miserable man who never smiles named Nat Compton. The new characters also include a 13-year-old named Dewey, a Portuguese nanny named Clementina, a 7-year-old named Tim and his 5-year-old sister Gabriela. Lane and Zack’s 9-year-old Korean-American twins Stevie and Kwan will also appear, giving us a time frame for how much time has passed since the season finale in 2007 (the twins were infants at the time).
The possibility of a Gilmore Girls revival has been in talks since October 2015, when the cast got together for an anniversary celebration. The topic of Gilmore Girls returning came up, and when the idea wasn’t immediately shot down, fans started wondering.
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“Nobody here hates each other,” Sherman-Palladino said at the time. “That’s very important…If it ever happened, I promise you we’d do it correctly…It would have to be the right everything — the right format, the right timing, the right way. It would have to be honored in a certain way and I think that if you look around, we would all jump in and do it.”
“I have no idea, that would be up to Amy and other people,” Graham added. “I think because Amy didn’t get to finish the show there is an unusual willingness to see what that would look like, so we’ll see!”
Graham also sent a somewhat confusing tweet following the reunion saying: “DUDES. I can’t confirm this. But I also can’t deny this…” Graham also sent out a tweet to her fans following Netflix’s announcement on Friday confirming the revival.
Then, Graham finally tweeted her confirmation with a photo of a jacket from the original Gilmore Girls set.
— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) January 29, 2016
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