It seems like Netflix is creating an age where a show that was once cancelled, like Longmire, can find new life (and possibly more seasons), and it can also take a show that has passed, like Full House, and update it to Fuller House. It looks like Gilmore Girls, the show that lasted seven seasons on the WB/CW, will have another chance to live again, and it looks to be a combination of the first and second examples. This is what is known about the Gilmore Girls Revival coming to Netflix, with potential release date and news.
It is good that Gilmore Girls is getting a revival, as the show's original creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, left the original series prior to the final season after a contract dispute with Warner Brothers. Apparently, the series creator had wanted the show to end on four words, but she hasn't revealed them. In fact, she did not even watch the last season of the show, but "heard about it from other people".
Now, this new Netflix deal will have Sherman-Palladino conclude the Gilmore Girls as she intended, complete with the final four words. Unlike other shows on Netflix, this sounds like it will be a limited run with only one season. In fact, it will be four 90-minute episodes or mini-movies.
TV Line reports that negotiations with the cast are only now beginning, but apparently all of the major players like Alexis Bledel, Laruen Graham, Kelly Bishop, and Scott Patterson, are expected to return.
There is no word on WB or Netflix what the story will be about, but considering that it takes place eight to ten years after the ending, there is a lot that could happen. In fact, it could be possible for a weird rewrite to happen and the seventh season of the show made completely non-canon, but that remains to be seen.
Also remaining to be seen is Melissa McCarthy, who began her career on Gilmore Girls as Sookie St. James before appearing in such films like Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy, and the series Mike and Molly. According to Bustle, there isn't really any word on whether or not Sookie will be dropping in, but it might not seem right if she didn't appear at all.
Some of the things that could be seen in the Gilmore Girls revival include the growing up of Sookie and Jackson's children. The problem is that the late Edward Herrmann cannot reprise his role as Richard Gilmore, but the series will probably do their part to honor him in some way like a funeral. The show also had its share of unresolved plotlines with certain couples like Paris and Doyle, Kirk and Lulu, and the main couple of Luke and Lorelai, who probably should end with a marriage.