For the past year, fans of the hit series Gilmore Girls have been plagued with hints, rumors and suggestions that their beloved show might one day come back for a revival. Scott Patterson, who played Luke Danes, hinted that something was in the works with Netflix last May. Later that fall, news broke that the streaming service had commissioned a four-episode limited series that would chronicle the events of a single year. Yet nothing new has been heard about Gilmore Girls‘ supposed return… until now.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix officially announced their Gilmore Girls revival series on Friday. Unlike the rumors that swirled in October, however, neither the show’s official title nor its episode count have been determined. It will, however, go the route of the Full House revival, Fuller House and bring back the original principle cast. The titular Gilmores themselves — Lauren Graham (Lorelai) and Alexis Bledel (Rory) — are coming back to Stars Hollow, Connecticut. They will be joined by Patterson, Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore), Sean Gunn (Kirk Gleason) and Keiko Agena (Lane Kim).
The show’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, will also be back to help usher in the return trip. Her production company, the appropriately named Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions (considering Gilmore Girls‘ fascination with literature and literary figures), will oversee the revival along with fellow original producer Daniel Palladino.
Patterson, the earliest member of the original series to trumpet its possible return to television, apparently clued his followers into the coming announcement with a Twitter post on Sunday, January 24 that used the hashtag #GGRevival.
Meanwhile, Graham celebrated the news on her Twitter account soon after the revival was made official.
Sadly, the character of Richard Gilmore will not return as actor Edward Herrmann passed away in 2014 after a long battle with brain cancer.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)