‘Gilmore Girls’ Officially Returning on Netflix With the Original Cast Confirmed

By January 29, 2016
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It’s official: Stars Hollow will be returning to the small screen after all.

Following leaked reports from back in mid-October, Netflix has officially confirmed that Gilmore Girls will be returning for a revival series on the streaming platform, similar to what they have done with shows like Full House and more. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino will be returning for the revival as well, with the duo both writing and directing all of the Netflix episodes.

Also set to return are a majority of the show’s original cast members including Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as the series’ leads, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Sean Gunn, and Keiko Agena. There’s no word on what other small supporting characters might make their return as well, although two members of the original cast that won’t be returning are likely Melissa McCarthy, who’s career has blown up since the show wrapped production back in 2007, and Edward Herrmann, who unfortunately passed in late 2014.

Rumors have indicated that the revival series will be made up of four, 90-minute episodes rather than the usual episodic formula of the original series, though nothing has been confirmed. Sets for the revival began construction months ago as well, teasing possible story details that fans should expect to learn in the coming months.

For Sherman-Palladino though, this is not only an opportunity to come back to the world she loves and created, but also give it the ending she had originally intended, since she was unfortunately taken off of the series before its final season, when herself and the CW could not come to an agreement regarding her and her husband’s contracts.

The show, which ran for seven seasons and 153 episodes, has done extremely well for Netflix since it was made available to consumers, and this news comes after the several years of fans demanding a possible continuation or revival. There’s no word on what the revival series might be called or what they might want to expect from its story, but it looks like fans are finally going to return to the world of Gilmore Girls for at least, one more time.

There is currently no release date set for the Gilmore Girls revival.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • Joelle Cole

    I cant wait!! I hope this is true! I have the series and I can’t wait for more!! Awesome