Despite going off the air in 2007, the fans of Gilmore Girls are still waiting for the chance to see the series achieve the sort of closure that creator Amy Sherman-Palladino originally intended. It seems like that long wait may soon be over as Netflix and Warner Bros. have closed a deal to bring new episodes of Gilmore Girls to the streaming platform. Sherman-Palladino will pen the revival series’ episodes; Daniel Palladino will act as Executive Producer.
As TV Line reports, new episodes of Gilmore Girls will be coming to Netflix, but negotiations with cast members are just beginning. The show’s stars – Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson – are all expected to return. And when they do, you can expect to see them in four new, 90-minute episodes, which will essentially be short movies.
Sherman-Palladino stepped away from the original show prior to its final season due to difficulties with Warner Bros. over contract negotiations. Apparently, she hasn’t even watched the final season, telling EW in 2009:
“I haven’t [actually] seen the last season, but I heard about it from other people.”
With this new deal, she’ll finally be able to resolve the series in the way she saw fit, allowing fans to finally hear those four final words she envisioned long ago but has kept to herself.
During the ATX TV festival, the cast and creator of Gilmore Girls held an extensive on-camera reunion in which they teased a possible revival. Sherman-Palladino has long been optimistic about the chance to properly conclude her creation:
“The beauty of Gilmore, and the beauty of family-relationship shows, is you never really run out of story. You’re going to battle your family until you’re all in the ground. Those things never resolve, doesn’t matter how much therapy you get. Ten years later, there’s still going to be [material] there to mine and to delve into.”
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