The Gilmore Girls revival is officially happening! Netflix has finally confirmed the news that we speculated was true for months.
Netflix has also confirmed that currently seven actors will be returning for the revival: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Sean Gunn, Yanic Truesdale, and Keiko Agena. Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino, who was an executive producer and director on the series, will also be returning and writing and directing each of the new episodes.
Netflix announce the news on Twitter in the best possible way that fans could imagine…
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 29, 2016
Scott Patterson spoke with Entertainment Weekly on the news, saying, “I am thrilled Warner Bros and Netflix have gathered us all once more for a return to Stars Hollow. We have an unbelievably talented cast, and with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino’s rich writing and character development, the story continues its timeless arc. I’m excited to see where the characters are now, and find out where and how they develop. I am happy to be back working with my friends and cast-mates, but even more thrilled for the fans.”
— Scott G. Patterson (@ScottGPatterson) January 30, 2016
“Netflix had to be invented. The fans had to want it badly enough that they didn’t stop asking. The outpouring of enthusiasm and joy is just completely humbling and so appreciated. I sound like some terrible self-help guru, but I feel so full of appreciation.” Graham told TV Line after her table read for the revival this week.
No word yet on an official episode count of the Gilmore Girls revival (or even if they will still call it Gilmore Girls), but according to sources that have not been wrong yet, there will be four 90-minute episodes that all correspond to a different season of the year.