We’re getting those final four words!
Sources confirm that Netflix has closed a deal with Warner Bros. for a limited-series revival of
penned by series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and exec producer Daniel Palladino.
Although negotiations with the cast are only now beginning, I’m told all of the major players — most notably Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson — are expected back for the continuation. Additionally, per multiple insiders, the revival will consist of four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies.
Reps for Warner Bros. and Netflix declined to comment for this story.
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The deal allows Sherman-Palladino — who left the original series prior to the final season amid a contract dispute with Warner Bros. — to conclude
as she always intended, right through to those elusive final four words.
AS-P addressed the possibility of a revival over the summer when she reunited with the show’s cast at the ATX TV Festival. “It would have to be the right everything — the right format, the right timing,” she said. “If it ever happened, I promise we’ll do it correctly.”
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, she conceded that the events of the show’s final seventh season didn’t match up with the end game she envisioned for Lorelai, Rory & Co. “I haven’t [actually] seen the last season,” she said at the time, “but I heard about it from other people.”
Even back then, AS-P remained hopeful that she would get to conclude the
story on her terms, via a limited series or movie. “The beauty of
, and the beauty of family-relationship shows, is you never really run out of story,” she said. “You’re going to battle your family until you’re all in the ground. Those things never resolve, doesn’t matter how much therapy you get. Ten years later, there’s still going to be [material] there to mine and to delve into.”
premiered on the now-defunct WB network in 2000, before transferring to spinoff net The CW in 2006 for its final season.
Holy Sh!t!! Amazing if they can pull this off.
But oh no, they’ll probably have to write in Grandpa Gilmore having passed away. Tears!
That’s my guess. There is going to be something that tore apart Lorelei and her parents again(something they’ll reveal right away as not to dwell on it). And we’ll either get them apart in episode one(with Rory as the go between and Richard on some business trip) or it just opens right away with it.
Of course they can skip right over it but yeah, it will obviously play a major role and I think they’ll go for Lorelei being grief stricken with unresolved issues between her and her father(which will hopefully lead to some sort of renewed bond between Lorelei/Emily)
Yes! I hope your plot comes to life, it’s the most plausible to the whol situation!
Goddammit – I held out through “House of Cars” and “Daredevil.” Now you bastards are finally making me cave – damn you Netflix!
“House of Cars” has to be better than the overrated hot mess House of Cards.
Get Netflix streaming only. Well worth it. Very cheap.
You must not have seen the trailers for Sense8, or you’d already be on the hook. As Elana said – streaming only. It’s a very good price for the amount of existing content you get, much less the original programming.
I seriously almost just fell out of my chair! It’ll be sad without Richard, but as long as I get me some Luke/Lorelei scenes and any scene with Emily, I’ll be happy…but I’ll be thinking of Edward the entire time.
Well I think I know what my next series to rewatch on Netflix is gonna be!
Conclusion to a great storyline, tragically not everyone makes it. I’m just appreciative to have seen it play through, good bad or indifferent. Ready for the next life.
Lets go Buffy the Vampire Slayer! If Gilmore Girls can do it, so can this show’
I’m hoping beyond hope that Charmed is next!
I am SO here for a Buffy revival! I doubt it’ll ever happen, but I’d pay a Netflix weekly fee if they did! I mean a REAL revival- Buffy and the Scoobies w/ Angel/Spike updates or walk-thrus.
Uh, Joss is a little bit busy helming one of the largest franchises in the history of cinema. Sure, I’d love a Buffy revival – hell I still have hope of a full series order for more Firefly too. But it would be a little like asking JJ Abrams to take time from filming the new Star Wars trilogy – when he already stepped away from running the new Star Trek film to do that – so he can do a Felicity revival.
Oh. My. God….figured this must be April Fools’ but nope, pumpkins and fall leaves out my front window!!!!! Dying!
I am shaking right now. I swear….don’t play with my heart Michael! This better be real life.
I seriously didn’t think this would ever happen. This is so awesome.
Aus, you better not be punking us!! AHHHH! I just screamed a little and my coworker stopped over to ask if I was OK! (told him I saw a bug) THIS IS AMAZING!
My very first thought was…. “If this is a practical joke, I’m contacting Lord Nikon to come out of retirement and Hack the TVLine-Gibson”.
I can’t believe this is actually happening… Netflix continues to impress.
AHHHHH!!!!!!! Oh sorry, let me write a coherent sentence – AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
This is amazing, exciting, awesome, wonderful, unexpected but hoped for news. There were so many things about season seven they were just WRONG! I’m excited for the second chance to get the ending right.
AM I DREAMING?! WTF?! I hope this happens otherwise I’ll never forgive you!
There are tears in my eyes!! There is not happening!! We are getting a real last season.
Such good news, but my goodness AS-P sounds arrogant.
I can’t. I gotta. I need. Um. I have a. ::lies down::
I really hope they reference the fact that Emily demanded she go first. :(
I thought the same thing! It will be gut-punching if they do (but I really really hope they do).
Totally just screamed really loudly at work to the point where coworkers are asking if I am okay… OMG!
OMG OMG OMG I’m sooooo excited about this!!! But how heartbreaking that Emily will be a widow…
This is amazing news, the only heartbreaking part is that Edward Herman can’t be involved. I still get misty (especially watching the episodes where he had health scares).
So wait. If AS-P is going to do the ending the way she always wanted, does that mean she’s effectively retconing the finale season? So this revival series will take place after season six?That’ll be really weird, what with everyone 10 years older.
Still though, this is cool. I’m excited.
It’s been 10 years- I don’t think anything, besides maybe the arrival of Luke’s daughter, of such a permanent nature happened that they would need to “erase” season 7. Unless she’d planned for Rory to drop out of school- everything else she planned was just delayed a little bit.
Well there’s only that one little detail from Partings that ruined the entire show for me and that was on ASP. She put Lorelai back into Christopher’s bed but now the last season is at fault? She was the one who crapped all over the show and fans because she didn’t get her 2 year contract. She has absolutely no right to blame the poor guy who had to deal with the mess she left.
Please, please, please let this happen. Hopefully they’ll find a way to honor Edward Herrmann’s contribution to the show as well. Perhaps it’s Richard’s funeral that brings everyone back to Connecticut.
OMG OMG I never thought this would happen for such a long time. I feel like binge watching the show all over again.
I know they’ll have a lot of things to tackle like Richard’s death :\'( and getting superstar Melissa McCarthy to open up her schedule for a return if possible.
Four episodes seems so little but I will take what I can get. Ausiello you better not be joking!
It was reported elsewhere that Sookie won’t be in it. I just hope she’s sort of permanently just off screen, and they don’t write her out in a more permanent way. I’m sad, she was a favorite.
Holy maze balls!!! That is awesome if it happens! Pleasssse!
Any word if their most famous dragon fly inn guest will be making a return guest appearance?
Tears and excitement. Too many emotions to put into words. Holy crap, never thought this would ever happen. Copper Boom!!!!
There is but one appropriate way to respond to this news: Squeeeeeeeeeee!
Tell me please, that this is not joke! I am starting to screaming from happiness!! YES!
Best news I have heard all day!!!! My fan girl heart is so exited. Not sure how they pulled it off but I am forever grateful to Warner brothers and Netflix!!!!!!!
It’s a good thing I was sitting down when I read this! Best. Monday. Ever.
I just imagine how impossible it’s going to be to get Melissa McCarthy back now that her celebrity stock has sky-rocketed.
Bradley Cooper was too big for the Wet Hot Summer Reunion. I would imagine she might make a cameo just to nod towards to the nostalgia. But I doubt she will have anything more than a scene or two. Although, some places are saying she won’t appear in it.
Will they rebuild Stars Hollow set piece for set piece?
The set is used for other shows, Hart of Dixie, PLL so it wouldn’t be hard.
yep Hart of Dixie used a lot of the same sets as Gilmore Girls did, specifically the outside ones.
That town square was use for “The Music Man”. It’s not going anywhere. :)
I NEED TO KNOW WHO INITIATED THIS SO I CAN PROPERLY THANK THEM. How did this happen??!
The first thing that I thought of: Michael Ausiello is going to go nuts! We’re getting Amy’s version of a finale!
Please please please, can we also get Matt Czuchry to be a part of this? No happy ending for Rory and Logan destroyed me.
Yes please! We need a happy ending for those two! I was so sad with how they ended it, but now, hopefully, we can get a better one :)
No Rory and Logan. Alexis has already said her character would have grown beyond those three guys…Sad as I also wanted Rory Huntsberger to kick tail! Melissa McCarthy had better show up because we loved her first 😜 and HELLO if Sid and Nancy aren’t in the reunion we need to riot! LOL
There better not be Logan in it, couldn’t stand him, couldn’t watch the final seasons because of him. She definitely needs a new guy!
I agree, I skipped the last season to all together, he was the absolute worse. He was just a spoiled rich brat. And I was so surprised that Rory even talked to him, much less date him, after the way he treated Marty at his stupid “rich boy party”
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