In the world of television, no finale is final, ever! As 90s nostalgia starts to twist its way into the 2000s, we're receiving word that the classic WB series Gilmore Girls, which ended its run on The CW, is coming back! The entire original cast will appear in a new limited event series happening on Netflix! And the show's original creator will be writing all of the episodes. How's that for some truly exciting TV news?
Sources confirm that Netflix has just closed a deal with Warner Bros. for the return of Gilmore Girls. Amy Sherman-Palladino, who created the series, will write four 90-minute episodes, which will play out as mini-movies. She will collaborate with original executive producer Daniel Palladino, her husband, in crafting these revival scripts.
No cast members have been officially confirmed. But the original gang is currently in negotiations. All of the major players will be back, most notably mother-daughter duo Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. Also headlong the Gilmore Girls Revival Event Series will be former series regulars Scott Patterson and Kelly Bishop. At this time, Warner Bros. and Netflix have no comment.
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. As fans now, the series was always set to end with four final words. And to this day, Amy Sherman-Palladino has not revealed them. Now, she will finally get her chance.
The possibility of a Gilmore Girls Revival Event Series was teased this past summer when Amy Sherman-Palladino reunited with the cast at the ATX TV Festival. While nothing was set in stone at the time, she was clearly thinking about bringing the show back. She had this to say about a possible revival.
"It would have to be the right everything - the right format, the right timing. If it ever happened, I promise we'll do it correctly."
It sounds like the 'right everything' has suddenly fallen into place. Back in 2009, while talking with TVLine, the creator admitted that the final episodes did not match up with what she'd always envisioned for Lorelai and Rory. And she admitted that she hadn't actually watched the episodes. Even as far back as five years ago, she remained hopeful that something like this Netflix reunion series would take place. And the idea of a movie to wrap things up was always discussed. Now, she will be getting four final movies in a way. The original Gilmore Girls ran for 7 seasons. So, who's excited to see Lorelai and Rory return?