Netflix Is Reviving ‘Gilmore Girls’ for Some Reason (Not That We’re Complaining)
NBC isn’t the only network doing major series revivals of popular shows from ten years ago. Turns out, Netflix is getting in on the fun too.
The streaming network is reportedly reviving Gilmore Girls for a limited run of new episodes. More specifically, this revival will feature four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies.
The WB/CW show from creator/writer Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino ran from 2000-2007, and starred Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as Lorelei and Rory Gilmore, the world’s most wise-cracking, endearing mother-daughter duo, who live a quirky yet dramatic life in the sleepy town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
Negotiations are in the early stages, but it’s looking like all of the principles will be back for the new series, including Graham, Bledel, and also Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson, who played Lorelei’s mother, Emily, and diner owner Luke Danes, respectively. Unfortunately, Edward Hermann will not be returning as Lorelei’s father, Richard, since he sadly passed away last December at the age of 71 following a prolonged battle with brain cancer. Also uncertain of a return is Liza Weil, who’s currently starring on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder, although it’s unknown exactly when this show will start filming, so maybe she’ll be able to squeeze it into her schedule if it’s shot during the off-season. That said, I really don’t expect they’ll be able to get Melissa McCarthy back as Sookie, which is a shame, because that was one of my favorite roles of hers.
Ultimately, this is something that’s likely to split fans between those who feel the series ended just fine, those who want to forget Season 7 ever happened, those who are thrilled to return to Stars Hollow for any reason, and those — like me — who wished they’d just bring back Bunheads instead, if we’re really reaching into the Amy Sherman-Palladino bucket. But this could be a lot of fun, so I’m looking forward to it, regardless.
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