It’s starting today! Today is the first day of filming for the Gilmore Girls Netflix revival!
Filming likely had to wait until Grease Live aired, due to the a few of the same sets being used for the live Fox broadcast. Netflix just confirmed the revival last week, and we do know that Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena will all be reprising their roles in the tentatively titled Gilmore Girls: Seasons. Sean Gunn is also working on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in Atlanta, where Lauren Graham’s latest film project, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, just wrapped last month (and is currently scheduled for release on October 7, 2016).
— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) January 29, 2016
Die-hard Gilmore Girls fans are aware of the behind-the-scenes drama that unfolded in the seventh season of the series, in which Sherman-Palladino left the show. Sherman-Palladino had always declared that knew the final four words that would be spoken in the series from the very beginning, and fans never got to hear them with David S. Rosenthal (who had previously worked on the series as a writer and producer) in charge of Season 7. Will we get those final words in the revival? More importantly, will Season 7 of Gilmore Girls even exist in this revival?
Here’s what we know on that front.
Gilmore Girls Netflix Revival
“The good thing about Season 7 is, it didn’t take certain story elements from me that I would’ve wanted to play. We had to sort of catch up on Season 7. We did a lot through asking our friends who are obsessive Gilmore fans and have watched every moment to talk us through what happened. And I’ve seen bits and pieces. But the main thing was: We weren’t going to take something and do it even though Season 7 negated it. That wasn’t going to happen. I wasn’t going to say to the fans who stayed through Season 7, “Hey, you all wasted your f—ing time for a whole season. So, ignore all that!” We had to pick them up where they left off,” Sherman-Palladino told TV Line. “Luckily, the elements that we really wanted to play were not taken or destroyed by whatever they did in Season 7. So it actually worked out quite nicely.”
The Gilmore Girls Netflix revival will be set in present day, which is eight years after the series ended its run on The CW. Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino along with her husband, executive producer Daniel Palladino, are writing and directing all 4 of the 90-minute installments for Netflix. We’ve heard that each installment will respresent a different season (winter, spring, summer and fall) over the course of a year.
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