After giving new life to Full House, Arrested Development and Mr. Show, Netflix is once again in talks to revive another beloved series: Gilmore Girls.
According to Rolling Stone, actresses Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, who portrayed the mother-daughter duo Lorelei and Rory Gilmore on the dramedy series, are in talks to reprise their roles and return to Stars Hollow for the Netflix series, which could go into production as early as next year. The series originally ran from 2000 to 2007.
The Hollywood Reporter?states that, Netflix is looking to approach the revival as four 90-minute movies as opposed to a 10-episode series. The Warner Bros. dramedy, which launched in 2000, has been a strong performer for the streaming service.
Gilmore initially ran for seven seasons and 153 episodes on The WB/CW, six of those under Sherman-Palladino before she exited following a contract dispute with the studio. A Netflix revival would be Sherman-Palladino’s opportunity to not only return to her own series but also to have the final word.
Speaking candidly about the latter during a reunion panel at the Austin TV Festival earlier this year, Sherman-Palladino noted, ?It’s always a bummer when you don’t get to end it. I had hoped maybe that there would have been a call, ‘Hey, it’s the last episode, do you want to come back?’ And there wasn’t. But that’s OK, that’s not the way it works in Hollywood where there are rules.?
The seventh and final season subsequently went on without them, and the ending Sherman-Palladino had apparently always envisioned never came to be. Fans slammed the final season for feeling out of character, and even Graham admitted that she missed Sherman-Palladino’s touch: “I wish she had been more involved this year, because I was playing a piece of her that is so specifically her. I missed her writing,” reported Vox.
We guess only time will tell if the show will return or not!