Yesterday, it was confirmed that Netflix is bringing The CW's iconic show Gilmore Girls back for an exciting event series that will finally wrap the show up as intended by its creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. Most of the original cast will be back, and that includes Scott Patterson. And as evidenced by his Tweet below, the man who played Luke Danes is ready to reopen Luke's Diner.
After sharing the exciting news that he is going to reprise his role as Luke in the revival series, he caught up with EW to share his thoughts about the whole deal. He elaborated on his original short statement. This is one guy who simply can't wait to step foot back in Star's Hollow.
"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. 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!"
Several of the shows original stars have been confirmed to return, including Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Scott Patterson (Luke) and Kelly Bishop (Emily). Other series regulars Sean Gunn (Kirk) and Keiko Agena (Lane) are also returning. 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. Production is scheduled to begin on February 2. It isn't known when these episodes will debut on the streaming service. Here's what Warner Bros. Television President and Chief Content Officer Peter Roth had to say, teasing that he knows what the show's iconic and much talked about 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."
Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino, who served as an executive producer on the original series, will write and direct the episodes. These new 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.