The Gilmore Girls Netflix Reboot Is Officially Happening
Life's short, talk fast, and get ready to watch a whole lot of Netflix! After months of rumors and speculation, it has officially been confirmed that the long-running and beloved CW series, Gilmore Girls, is getting a reboot at Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Netflix and Warner Bros. Television will be releasing the new episodes and the show's stars, including Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn, and Keiko Agena will all return. It has not been confirmed whether Melissa McCarthy, who played Sookie St. James on the show, will also make it back, as she has been quite busy since the series ended in 2007. Original producers and creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino will also return to write and direct the series.
A very excited Graham took to Twitter to share the big news with a picture of her holding a jacket from the set and the caption, "I CAN NOW CONFIRM: it's time for me, and this jacket I stole in 2007, to return to work."
Netflix also got in on the fun on their social media accounts with a collage picture of poodles and the caption, "OY with the poodles, already! See you on set, Amy Sherman-Palladino," in reference to a famous line from the show.
The title of the reboot and air dates have not been announced. An episode count has also not been released, but the format is expected to consist of four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies, each taking place during a different season in one calendar year.
Though the series, centering on the lives of Lorelai and her teenage daughter Rory in their quirky Connecticut town, was never a ratings hit, it developed a devoted following that got a second life when reruns debuted on ABC Family and then later on Netflix. From the women's caffeine-driven, fast-talking abilities, to an abundance of obscure pop culture references, and an appealing feminist vibe—not to mention some absolutely charming love interests—the show has become absolutely adored. The reboot is sure to be a hit because it's not just a show, "it's a lifestyle."