Grab several cups of celebratory coffee and the nearest bag of Halloween candy, because there's officially a Gilmore Girls revival series in the works at Netflix. According to TV Line, series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino, who was an executive producer on the series, are penning what will likely be four 90-minute episodes or mini-movies. Negotiations with the cast have only just begun, but original stars Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, and Scott Patterson are all expected to return.
Earlier this summer, Sherman-Palladino and the show's cast, including Jared Padalecki, Milo Ventimiglia, Matt Czuchry, and Keiko Agena, reunited in Austin, Texas at the annual ATX Festival to celebrate the show's 15th anniversary and reminisce about the show's seven-season run. When asked about the possibility of an on-screen revival or reunion, Sherman-Palladino said the stars (hollow) would have to align perfectly. "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."
According to TV Line, doing it correctly likely means we'll finally find out those elusive "four little words" that have been discussed ad nauseam since the series ended in 2007 after a final season without its creator at the helm. Sherman-Palladino and her husband famously left the series amid contract disputes at the end of Season 6 and it's no secret among fans that Season 7 was not the show's best. But that didn't stop the news of the revival from blowing a hole through Twitter on Monday. Fans everywhere reacted appropriately a.k.a. like Rory and Lorelai on seven cups of coffee. Personally, I'm a little hesitant, even with the old gang reuniting; Gilmore Girls holds a special place in my heart, and I don't want it to be soured any more than it was after the final season. I've also reached my saturation limit regarding revivals.
But if I'm being totally honest, I am just not nearly strong enough to make it through what will inevitably be a scene about Richard Gilmore's death (Edward Herrmann passed away in 2014). I'm basically crying already just thinking about it.
What do you think of this news? Are you pro revival or are you also hesitant to celebrate until the final product is before you?