Following similar revivals of Full House and Arrested Development, Netflix has announced plans to take viewers back to Stars Hollow. Today, the streaming giant confirmed its long-rumored revival of the Gilmore Girls.
Netflix says most of the original cast has signed on, including Lauren Graham (Lorelai!), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Scott Patterson (Luke!), Kelly Bishop (Grandma Emily), Sean Gunn (Kirk), and Keiko Agena (Lane!). Not only that, but show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, who was famously fired before the show’s seventh and final season, will return to write and direct every episode of the series.
Sadly, not every cast member will return for the revival. Edward Hermann, who played Richard Gilmore, passed away last year, while Melissa McCarthy’s A-list status makes it unlikely that she’ll return to reprise Sookie.
It was previously reported that Netflix planned four 90-minute movies, each set in a different season (winter, spring, summer, fall). However, the episode count has yet to be solidified, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A title and release date for the series also remain up in the air.
As an avid Gilmore Girls fan who has seen the show twice through, here’s my plot prediction: After proving her worth as a reporter on the Barack Obama campaign trail, Rory has worked her way up to become White House press secretary. In a rare moment of imperfection, Rory misspeaks about a crucial piece of legislation and finds her job on the line. She quickly calls Lorelai, who along with (now husband) Luke rush to her side in Washington, DC. In an effort to cheer her up, they take her out to a local diner, which lacks the quality and breakfast variety of Luke’s. Nevertheless, Rory is fired from her job and moves back home. However, when Obama takes a trip to Stars Hollow, he suddenly discovers himself in need of Rory’s assistance once more.