From 2000-2007, a loyal audience fell in love with the fast-talking, fun-loving Lorelai and Rory Gilmore and friends on “Gilmore Girls.” Like “Arrested Development,” and others before it, fans have been rallying for an eventual revival series. Luckily, now their time has come.
The news came Friday (Jan. 29) in a tweet that series star Lauren Graham posted, alongside a photo of herself holding a blue “Property of Gilmore Girls” jacket.
“I CAN NOW CONFIRM,” Graham tweets in all caps. “It’s time for me, and this jacket I stole in 2007, to return to work.”
Although little is known, Graham’s hashtags of #netflix and #GilmoreGirls validate the lengthy struggle fans have endured in the now ten years since the show was taken off the air. Bringing back “Gilmore Girls” would represent another triumph for the streaming network, who has already come to the rescue of fans of series like “Development” and “Full House” in the past.
Netflix themselves have revealed that in addition to Graham signing on for the series, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Egena will all reprise their roles. The series will be Executive Produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, who are writing and directing the series. Title, number of episodes and premiere date are to be determined.
As recently as October, rumors were swirling about a possible revival. It was rumored at the time that a continuation would consist of four 90-minute episodes with Sherman-Palladino — who created the series, then left prior to Season 7 because of a contract dispute with Warner Bros. — returning to wrap things up as she sees fit.