Back in October, we reported that Netflix is reviving yet another beloved TV series, with The CW's iconic show Gilmore Girls returning for a new event series. That initial report revealed that the streaming service plans on bringing all of the original cast members back, and now several of the stars have been confirmed. Deadline reports that Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Scott Patterson (Luke) and Kelly Bishop (Emily) will be back. Other series regulars Sean Gunn (Kirk) and Keiko Agena (Lane) are also returning.
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." 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.
The site reports 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, so hopefully we'll hear about more confirmed cast members soon. It isn't known when these episodes will debut on the streaming service quite yet. Here's what Warner Bros. Television President and Chief Content Officer Peter Roth told the site, teasing he knows what the show's final four words will be.
"I know [them], but I'm not going to tell you what they are. Amy is now able to finish, appropriately, properly and I think with great satisfaction, the show the way it should conclude. It's going to be great. We're very excited."
The official Netflix Twitter feed confirmed the news with a unique video, welcoming Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and Amy Sherman-Palladino to the company. Lauren Graham also confirmed the news with a new photo on her Twitter feed, which you can check out below. Are you glad the Gilmore Girls series is coming back for one final season?