Gilmore Girls fans rejoice! The Gilmore Girls reboot on Netflix is officially a go. The whole cast is returning, with one exception. Melissa McCarthy still has not signed on the dotted line, but she is still a question mark and not a no to the long-awaited RSVP. Also back is Amy Sherman-Palladino, the original writer who was hoping for a chance to write her own Gilmore Girls ending.
According to the Inquisitr, the whole cast of Gilmore Girls wanted to come back only if things were going to be done correctly, and that included Sherman-Palladino at the helm. Many fans were disappointed in the storylines when she left. The plan is for a miniseries of sorts, with four 90-minute movies to bring fans up to date with what is going in in Stars Hollow.
Before GG meant Gossip Girl, there was Gilmore Girls. Can't wait for the revival!!! LOVED that show! See you again soon, Rory & Lorelai! ????
— Tin Samson (@wickedtin) January 31, 2016
Vanity Fair is reporting that up until now, the Gilmore Girls reboot still did not have the signatures of the core cast affixed, but it does now. Katey Rich made the announcement this morning.
“Go ahead and book your ticket back to Stars Hollow: the Gilmore Girls reunion is officially back on. After reportedly lengthy negotiations, stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel have both committed to reprising their characters of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, with original series stars Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Scott Gunn, and Keiko Agena also set to return.”
But Melissa McCarthy, who played Chef Sookie, best friend of Lorelai, played by Lauren Graham, is not yet on board, but fans are hopeful.
“So far absent from the reunion roster is Melissa McCarthy, who went on from her supporting role as Sookie to major movie stardom. But come on, if Bradley Cooper could make it to last summer’s Wet Hot American Summer reunion and do something as ridiculous as this, Melissa can surely squeeze them in, right?”
Gilmore Girls set to return to TV https://t.co/56s43cpE5L
— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) January 31, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter said that the core cast of Gilmore Girls had a pact that they would not do the reboot unless they were all in agreement, and that they were able to make up for the dreaded Season 7, after Sherman-Palladino’s departure. The title for the Gilmore Girls next chapter has not yet been revealed, but the news that this is in the works might just break the internet. Lauren Graham has been teasing fans via Twitter.
“Dudes. I can’t confirm this. But I also can’t deny this…”
And Sherman-Palladino is ready to kick this off.
“It’s always a bummer when you don’t get to end it. I had hoped maybe that there would have been a call, ‘Hey, it’s the last episode, do you want to come back?’ And there wasn’t. But that’s OK, that’s not the way it works in Hollywood where there are rules.”
GILMORE GIRLS IS COMING BACK?! WHO ELSES LIFE IS COMPLETE?!?! pic.twitter.com/elniQgzhMf
— lauren walsh (@LWalshMusic) February 1, 2016
But Emily Yahr of the Washington Post is throwing a dark cloud into the comeback of all things Gilmore by saying that the revamp is a business decision, and that the anticipation is likely greater than the product. She speaks of washed up shows and washed up actors when describing other 90s shows redux. She quoted Drew Harwell of the Post, saying that it’s all about the dollars.
“Reboots are seen as cheap bets, with often low-risk premises, washed-up stars and built-in cores of superfans,” he wrote, pointing out Netflix is on the hunt for new subscribers with splashy programming that viewers can’t find anywhere else.
Ouch. But surely, Gilmore Girls’ return will be more than just that.
“This is all to say that if you go into this reboot (which now consists of four 90-minute episodes) expecting to see all the characters again, remember that realistically, the show has to stick to a budget – and that actors have their own financial situations or salary requirements. Or if you think this could be the launch of even more ‘Gilmore Girls,’ that has a slim chance of happening unless there is money to be made.”
But if it’s Gilmore Girls, how can it be bad?
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