You got the ‘Gilmore Girls’ reunion over the summer, and now, new episodes will be coming to Netflix. Yes, really. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino will write new episodes, with Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel of course.
The final four words will finally be revealed. Netflix has closed a deal with Warner Bros. that will bring a limited-series revival of Gilmore Girls to the streaming service, HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site TVLine reports. It will reportedly consist of four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies, and Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson are all expected back.
Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino will be heading up the project, and will finally get to end the show the way she wanted, since she had to leave the series early due to a contractual dispute in 2006 when the show moved from The WB to its spinoff network, The CW. This means there is still hope that we will learn the final four words.
This is quite the year for the show, which ended in 2006 after seven amazing seasons. The cast as well as Amy and writer Daniel Palladino, reunited at the ATX TV Festival in Austin over the summer, and were there for Amy to reveal that at that time, “nothing was in the works.”
“Collectively, we’re going to make this happen,” Kelly had said right in the beginning of the panel when asked about a reunion series of some sort — and Scott agreed. Plus, Lauren said the only way she wanted to know the last four words was unless she’s “saying or listening to someone in the show saying them.”
Amy didn’t completely rule out the idea. “Nobody here hates each other; that’s a very important step. It would have to be the right everything — right format, timing, budget — it would have to be honored in a certain way. If it ever came around, I think we would all jump in and do it,” she said. Well, it sounds like that time is now.
Are you excited, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta