Netflix Confirms Rumored Gilmore Girls Revival

And six of the show's main cast have officially signed on
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2016 9:42 AM CST
Netflix Confirms Rumored Gilmore Girls Revival
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore and Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore in a scene from the original televised run of "Gilmore Girls." You can't tell, but they're probably talking very rapidly.   (AP Photo/ Warner Bros.Television, Scott Garfield)

If you're out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold, all you have to do is…come inside and log onto Netflix, because the streaming service is bringing back Gilmore Girls. Slate reports the return of the popular show—which ran from 2000 to 2007—about a grumpy New England diner owner forced by fate to provide sweets to a fast-talking mother and daughter had been rumored for months before being officially confirmed by Netflix on Friday. With the confirmation comes the announcement that six of the series' main stars will be reprising their roles: Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Sean Gunn (Kirk), and Keiko Agena (Lane), according to Deadline.

The revival, which is being called a "final season," will comprise four 90-minute movies taking place over the course of a single year, Deadline reports. After being absent for the final televised season, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino will be back to write and direct the movies, giving her a chance to end the series on her terms. According to Slate, those terms better include finding a "worthy partner" for Rory, as her boyfriends throughout the series were "all intolerable in their own right" and "displayed varying degrees of awfulness." No premiere date for the first Gilmore Girls movie has been announced. (More Netflix stories.)

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