Netflix announced additional casting for the fan favorite series, Gilmore Girls (working title), created, written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive produced, written and directed by Daniel Palladino. Milo Ventimiglia (Gotham), Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Liza Weil (How to Get Away with Murder) and Yanic Truesdale (Rumours) are set to return to their original characters in the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, which will include four 90-minute episodes. The series title and premiere date are to be confirmed at a later date.
Previously announced cast returning to the series include Lauren Graham (Parenthood), Alexis Bledel (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Scott Patterson (Saw V, Saw IV), Kelly Bishop (The Good Wife), Keiko Agena (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) and Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). Amy Sherman-Palladino is the creator and executive producer. Daniel Palladino is also an executive producer. They are both writing and directing the series.
Gilmore Girls (WT) is produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Our report from October revealed that the Gilmore Girls Revival Event Series will consist of four 90-minute episodes that are essentially being crafted as "mini-movies," which has now been confirmed Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino, who served as an executive producer on the original series, will both write and direct the four episodes. These episodes are said to be set in present day, and will unfold over the course of one year.
Amy Sherman-Palladino left the original Gilmore Girls before the series finale due to a contract dispute. This /full-house-netflix-series-steve-hale-scott-weinger/new deal will allow the creator to conclude the show in the way she always intended, since she has stated in the past that the final season didn't match up with the ending she envisioned for Lorelai and Rory. Aside from the present-day setting, no story details have been revealed quite yet, although we did get some more interesting tidbits from TV Line.
Another report claimed that the tentative title for the event series is Gilmore Girls: Seasons. Each 90-minute episode will encompass one season of the year, winter, spring, summer and fall, with the story encompassing an entire year. The site also reports that production is scheduled to begin on February 2, but it isn't known if shooting is already under way yet or not. What do you think about these original Gilmore Girls stars coming back for the event series? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more updates about this new series.