Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard something this week about the possibility of new Gilmore Girls episodes. My Facebook feed erupted today with everyone and everything talking about it.
So of course, I had to look into it. And what I found sounds promising for us fans!
According to TV Line and The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has reportedly closed a deal with Warner Bros. for a limited run revival of Gilmore Girls, which would be penned by creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Dan Palladino. Unlike previous GG seasons, which had the full 22 episodes or so, and unlike other Netflix exclusives that have between 10-12 episodes, this limited run would only be four 90-minute long episodes, or “mini movies.” While most series seem to come back to brand-new seasons, this would essentially serve as the goodbye it deserved — and a closure to all those wondering what happened to the characters.
It’s been 8 years since the series went off the air, but there’s been a surge in popularity since it was released on Netflix last year. Since then, rumours (or at least wishes) of a revival have been rampant. The reunion last summer at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, has done little to quell any rumours.
Sherman-Palladino, who would be writing the new episodes, left the show when negotiations broke down before the final season. Since then, she’s teased that she had the ending written, right down to the final four words of the series.
Although negotiations are still ongoing, the main stars Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, and Scott Patterson — Lorelai, Rory, Emily, and Luke, respectively — are expected to return. No word yet on if Liza Weil would return as Rory’s best friend Paris, given her role on How to Get Away With Murder, although it’s believed that Melissa McCarthy will not be returning as Lorelai’s best friend Sookie.
It’s also been reported that they plan to include Rory’s exes, Dean (Jared Padalecki), Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), and Logan (Matt Czuchry), if they can get all three original actors to reprise their roles. Fans have long been stalwart in their support of which ex they’d like to see Rory with, so I’m definitely hoping that all three can come back to close out their stories and put the speculation (and fan rivalry) to rest.
I, of course, am #TeamDean. Of course, this is due more to my love of Jared Padalecki (come on, he’s Sam Winchester!!) than of any love I may have had for Dean (well, at least not after the whole “he’s married” thing). If I had to pick any, though, it’d be #TeamLogan. Or honestly, #TeamAnyoneNotJess.
It’ll be nice to see what happened to all of the characters I loved for seven seasons. In my head, Rory’s off being an amazing journalist, covering the White House or world politics or something. Maybe she’s back with Logan, or maybe she met someone new, or maybe she’s single and happy. Luke and Lorelai are happily married, of course. Maybe they own a dog or two, and still live in Stars Hollow.
Honestly, I really hope they bring back as many people as possible. I don’t care how big or small the character was, I’d like to see them there. Of course, I’d love to see the mains, and all the exes, but also Paris and Lane and Sookie and Kirk and Pattie and every single person.
Man, I’m so excited!!
And in case you want to make sure you’re caught up, check out Give Me My Remote’s recap of Bon Voyage.
- Lauren Graham ‘can’t deny’ ‘Gilmore Girls’ Netflix buzz! (USAtoday.com)
- Netflix Is Reportedly Reviving ‘Gilmore Girls’ (Huffingtonpost.com)
- Gilmore Girls Reunion (Sort of) Answers Question of Whether Luke and Lorelai Got Married (Vulture.com)
- New Gilmore Girls Reunion Video: The Latest Revival Chatter, Single Rory, a Tearful [Spoiler] and More (TVLine.com)
- ‘Gilmore Girls’ Is Coming Back! 5 Questions We Hope They Answer (ETonline.com)