On Friday, Netflix fulfilled our hopes and dreams by announcing via Twitter they will be reviving Gilmore Girls on the streaming service.
It’s been 9 years since Gilmore Girls wrapped up a highly celebrated seven season run, and now Lorelai and Rory are returning to TV in a Netflix reboot. The announcement comes a year after Netflix added the entire series to their online service and months after a recent Gilmore Girls cast reunion.
After rumors of a reboot started circulating back in October, Lauren Graham tortured us by tweeting, “Dudes. I can’t confirm this. But I also can’t deny this…” Since then it’s been radio-silence until this week when it was officially announced Gilmore Girls is getting a second chance on the smaller screen through Netflix.
Familiar faces such as Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn, and Keiko Agena will be returning in the reboot. The original producers, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, and the Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions company will be returning as well, and Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino will write and direct all of the episodes.
This revival is an opportunity for Sherman-Palladino to have the final word in the series. She left the show after the sixth season due to a contract dispute with the studio and therefore did not have a hand in the series for the finale.
And sadly it looks like most but not all of our favorite characters will be returning. After Gilmore Girls ended, Melissa McCarthy went on to land starring roles on TV in Mike & Molly and in feature films such as The Heat and Spy. Similarly, Jared Padalecki is busy starring in Supernatural, Matt Czurchy has The Good Wife, and Liza Weil has a regular role in How To Get Away With Murder.
After Netflix made the announcement, Lauren Graham also confirmed what she previously could neither confirm nor deny.
Graham isn’t the only former cast-member to show her excitement. Scott Patterson told Entertainment Weekly, “I am thrilled Warner Bros and Netflix have gathered us all once more for a return to Stars Hollow. We have an unbelievably talented cast, and with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino’s rich writing and character development, the story continues its timeless arc,” he said. “I’m excited to see where the characters are now, and find out where and how they develop. I am happy to be back working with my friends and cast-mates, but even more thrilled for the fans. All of this is because of them, and without our fans, none of this would have been possible. Luke’s Diner is now open for business!”
Netflix has yet to announce a title for the reboot, but that’s not the question on anyone’s mind, if we’re being honest. What about Luke and Lorelai? Did they end up together? Did Rory ever meet the right guy? And of course, how will the reboot address the absence of Richard Gilmore after the actor, Edward Herrmann, died on Dec. 31, 2014?