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Breaking News: Gilmore Girls Gets a Netflix Revival

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Oy with the poodles already!

I came home from work today expecting to spend my evening eating leftovers and catching up on a few TV shows or playing video games. I did not expect that I would be absolutely FREAKING OUT that Gilmore Girls was getting a revival via Netflix. I was emotional. I am still emotional. To help get you in the right mood, let’s take a trip down memory lane:

Feel free to play that on a loop as you read. Or until the tears of joy finally stop. Or until the series airs. Your choice; no judgement.

The news dropped from TVLine earlier today, and confirmed that there will be a “limited-run revival” of Gilmore Girls airing on Netflix. There is no release date set yet for the series, but here is what we know so far:

  • The series will consist of four, 90 minute episodes and they will air on Netflix.
  • The series is being written and produced by the original show runners Amy Sherman-Palladino & Dan Palladino.
  • There will be a time jump, with the new series taking place in current times. The show ended in 2007 so that makes the time jump about 8 years.
  • We can expect to see Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop, and Scott Patterson reprise their roles (unconfirmed as contract negotiations are still taking place, but it would be pretty surprising to be missing any of those characters).
  • We can also expect to see Dean, Jess, and/or Logan at some point in the series for an appearance. Again, contract negotiations are still taking place and there is no information about what their respective roles might be.
  • No word yet (rumor or otherwise) on whether or not other supporting cast members will be returning (the big questions marks being Melissa McCarthy and Liza Weil, both of whom are in the middle of major projects).

With so many factors still unconfirmed, it’s hard to predict what we will see in this addition, but fan speculation is already stirring that there will be weddings, and funerals, and babies (oh my). Personally, I’m hoping this remains pretty spoiler/leak free through it’s production because I don’t want to place anymore expectations on the show than I already have. I can’t imagine that it will be any worse than Seasons 6 & 7 (which have grown on me – that’s a topic for another time), but I’m also trying, and failing, to keep my expectations lowered. Okay that’s already kind of a lie. I am so pumped for this and I already know what I want, so whoops my lowered expectations have already flown out the window.

With #GilmoreGirls trending on Twitter – even against Monday Night Football and the premiere of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer – and taking into account that you are reading this article, odds are you’re probably just as excited as I am about this. If you happen to be one of the poor, unfortunate souls (*cough* the site editor) who has not seen Gilmore Girls, I would beg you to at least give it a shot. It’s a great series, with so much heart, amazing female characters, and more pop culture references than you will know what to do with. In the words of the Gilmore Girls themselves:

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GIF credit to kelsiedaniel.tumblr.com

So hop on board the bandwagon, there’s plenty of Luke’s coffee to go around.

Discussion Topics:

  •  Will we get the planned final four words that Amy Sherman-Palladino teased were how she would have ended the series?
  • Are you Team Dean, Team Jess, Team Logan, Team Rory, or some other team (Team Paris perhaps? I am always happy to jump on another never-going-to-be-canon femslash ship)?
  • What do you most want to see happen or be resolved in the series?
  • Will you be calling in sick for whenever the release date is so you can watch it immediately?
  • What was your favorite Gilmore Girls moment from the series?

 

2 Comments

  1. Emily Wenstrom

    October 20, 2015 at 9:30 am

    All I have to say is 1) *squeeeeeee* and 2) THANK GOD Amy Sherman-Palladino is back.

    • Bri Ahearn

      October 21, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      I guess with the revival, it may be finally time for me to watch the series for the first time completely.

      I did love her work on Bunheads!

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