Netflix has officially announced the revival of the beloved television series Gilmore Girls and has teamed up with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino for a four-episode revival.
Many actresses and actors have chosen to return to play their characters one last time. Some of the returning celebrities include: Alexi Biedel (Rory Gilmore), Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore), Scott Patterson (Luke Danes), Keiko Agena (Lane Kim), Yanic Truesdale (Michel Gerard) and Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore). Luke’s daughter, Lane’s twin sons, town weirdo Kirk and auto-repair woman Gypsy are also set to return to the series.
Unfortunately, Melissa McCarthy will not be returning as Sookie, nor will Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore. McCarthy was not invited back by Sherman-Palladino, as she assumed McCarthy would be too busy to reprise her role, but stated she would gladly write McCarthy into the script if she became available last minute.
Sadly, Herrmann passed away in December of 2014. Bishop, who plays the wife of Herrmann’s character addressed the emotions in returning without Herrmann saying that the revival will address his absence and pick up just four months after Richard’s death.
Many of Rory’s ex-boyfriends will also be reprising their roles. So far, Matt Czuchry (Logan), Milo Ventimiglia (Jess) and Jared Padalecki (Dean) will be returning. Sherman-Palladino has said Rory will not be married, but she will be dating at the start of the revival; however, it has not been said just who it is that Rory is dating.
New characters will also be introduced in the four-episode series including: a Peruvian couple, a man who never smiles and more. Some have wondered whether or not any new characters will be played by Sutton Foster, an actress from television show “Bunheads,” also created by Sherman-Palladino.
Each of the four 90-minute episodes will run over a season; starting with winter then spring, summer and finally fall. The revival will take place in present-day, about eight years after the end of season seven and 16 years after the beginning of the series.
Filming has begun, with a slew of pictures being tweeted and sent out by those reprising their roles in the series. Although no release date has been set, fans are already impatiently awaiting the return of their favorite Gilmore Girls.