Scott Patterson On The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival: ‘There Is Some Obvious Ground That Needs To Be Covered’

Netflix announced on Friday, January 29, that they have been given the green light for the Gilmore Girls revival, and now Scott Paterson, who played the Stars Hollow diner owner and love interest of Lorelai Gilmore, is talking about what fans can expect from the four-part miniseries.

During an exclusive interview with the International Business Times, Patterson spoke highly of the family-favorite show, which ran for seven seasons on the WB from 2000 to 2007. He said he is “thrilled” for the fans that they are finally going to get some of their questions answered from the season finale, and he also confirmed that the miniseries, which will be composed of four 90-minute episodes, will be as quick witted as the original show.

“I know there’s been a lot of speculation over the years since the series ended,” Patterson said. “I’m just really happy for the fans that they get what they so richly deserve because the ending wasn’t perhaps as satisfying for them, or for anybody really, as it could have been. And maybe now we have a chance to put a cherry on top of the cake so to speak. So I’m mostly excited for the fans because they have been beyond patient and just incredibly supportive of all this. I’m thrilled for them.”

Scott Patterson said he understands the fan’s frustration with how the show ended, and although he can’t go into any detail regarding the story line, he did acknowledge that there “is some obvious ground that needs to be covered and they’re [the fans] hoping that ground is covered in these four movies.”

According to Patterson’s interview, not a lot has changed about the show, including the quick dialogue that made the series stand out from all the others. Patterson revealed that the dialogue is actually quicker than before (if that’s even possible), and the humor that the show was known for will still be incorporated into the miniseries.

“I mean, it’s quicker actually,” Scott explained. “It’s a longer script — an hour and a half movie we’re shooting so there’s more to it so the scenes are longer. It’s going to be a lot of fun to do this. It really will. In this first script Amy gave us some really fun stuff and it’s very, very clever — very funny stuff.”

Scott Patterson was actually the first former cast member to spur rumors of a possible reboot. During a podcast, Patterson responded to a question from a fan, and somehow managed to make the Gilmore Girls fans believe a revival was in the works.

“It was just sort of an innocent statement that I made,” he said. “But everything grew from [the podcast] — it went viral! It caught us all by surprise over here. That just goes to show how rapidly the fans want a reboot.”

So, what’s in store for Lorelai and Luke? Over the summer, Patterson revealed that he would like to see the couple get married at some point in the miniseries, and during the interview with IBT, Patterson said he still hopes that a wedding will take place.

“I hope so. I hope for the fans. It’s what they want,” Patterson said. “Whatever I think is best for the show and best for the fans, I hope that occurs. Listen, Amy wants to do this right and she’s been back and forth for years trying to get this thing off the ground and its finally happening and I think she’ll do the fans right. Of course I want that to happen. That’s the love letter we want to give to the fans because that’s one of the prominent themes throughout the show — this romance. So we’ll see. Fingers crossed.”

Are you excited for the Gilmore Girls revival? Do you hope Lorelai and Luke finally tie-the-knot? Leave your comments below.

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