It’s official: “Gilmore Girls” is coming back!
Netflix and Warner Bros. have announced a revival of the popular series, with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino returning to write the scripts along with Executive Producer Daniel Palladino.
All of the stars are expected to return, and it’s being reported that the planned project will consist of four ninety-minute mini-movies.
The show starred Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as mother and daughter Lorelei and Rory Gilmore. It was broadcast for seven seasons and 153 episodes, first on the WB and then on the CW network. Other actors who appeared during its run include Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Edward Herrmann, Jared Padalecki, Sean Gunn, Milo Ventimiglia, Matt Czuchry and Chad Michael Murray.
The recently-signed deal allows Sherman-Palladino – who left before to the final season because of a contract dispute — to conclude the story as she always intended.
“The beauty of Gilmore, and the beauty of family-relationship shows, is you never really run out of story,” she said. “You’re going to battle your family until you’re all in the ground. Those things never resolve, doesn’t matter how much therapy you get. Ten years later, there’s still going to be [material] there to mine and to delve into.”
About her departure, Sherman-Palladino noted: “It’s always a bummer when you don’t get to end it. I had hoped maybe that there would have been a call, ‘Hey, it’s the last episode, do you want to come back?’ And there wasn’t. But that’s OK, that’s not the way it works in Hollywood where there are rules.”
She had addressed the possibility of a revival when she got together with the cast at the ATX TV Festival.
“If it ever happened, I promise we’d do it correctly. Nobody here hates each other, which is very important,” she said. “It would have to be the right everything, the right format, the right timing. It would have to be honored in a certain way. And if it ever came around, we would all jump in and do it.”
The news comes as Netflix is preparing to launch a revival of “Full House” called “Fuller House,” The original show has performed well for the streaming service. It’s also reported to be working on another season of “Arrested Development,” which initially aired on Fox.