"Gilmore Girls" is coming back. Netlfix confirmed the well-loved mother-daugther dramedy is being revived with the original cast.
On its Twitter, Netflix announced that not only is "Gilmore Girls" coming back, writer Amy Sherman-Palladino as well as main stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel have reprised their roles. The actresses playing the mother-duo tandem so effectively also took to their respective Twitter accounts to share the good news. Deadline reported that apart from Graham and Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Keiko Agena, and Sean Gunn are all returning and reprising their original roles.
Shortly after the announcement, Patterson revealed how excited he is to be back on the show. "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," he said. "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!"
Graham also dished on the revival in a 48-year-old's pre-taped message for the New Now Next Honors because it swept up the New Now Next TV Honoree gong from Logo TV. The message will be aired on Monday. Lauren admitted that production has not yet begun, she added that she still has not seen the script yet. Regardless, she said she is beyond grateful.
TV Line has earlier reported that the revival will have a total of four episodes. Each episode will run for an hour and a half. The four episodes will individually have their own themes, focusing on a different season of the year: winter, spring, summer, and fall. Sherman-Palladino and her fellow executive producer, Daniel Palladino, who is also her husband, will be at the helm of the show. Sherman-Palladino will write and share the directing duties with Daniel.
Interestingly, the two did not get to work on the finale season of the TV series. For them to jump right back in is remarkable. It can be remembered that the two left in 2006, before the show's final season, which went to become one of the most controversial TV finales of all time. Warner Bros. television president and chief content officer Peter Roth however told TV line that getting Sherman-Palladino back is a good decision for providing the much needed closure to the series. "my is now able to finish, appropriately, properly and I think with great satisfaction, the show the way it should conclude."
Screen Rant reports that what makes "Gilmore Girls" revival worth tuning in to is that it is unlike any other US television series. It is more like BBC One's Sherlock, because it will have longer but fewer episodes. It remains unclear who among the original cast are returning, apart from those already mentioned.