Every day it seems like more news is rolling in about the upcoming Gilmore Girls revival, and after TWO of our favourite characters (Jess and Dean) confirmed less than 24 hours apart that they'd be returning, we felt it was time to do a round up of what we know so far.
All of Rory's love interests will be making a return
Matt Czuchry was the first to confirm he'd be reprising his role as Logan, Rory's Yale boyfriend. Then, just yesterday, Milo Ventimiglia revealed he'd be back as bad boy Jess, with Jared Paladecki (Dean) following suit this morning.
No news yet on how much airtime each boyfriend will receive, but we have our money on a Rory-Jess reunion.
In fact, the majority of your old favourites will be back for the revival
As well as Lorelai and Rory (obvz), we'll also get to see Liza Weil (Paris), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Sean Gunn (Kirk), Scott Patterson (Luke), Keiko Agena (Lane), Yanic Truesdale (Michel) and David Sutcliffe (Christopher) making a return. Sadly Rory's grandfather, played by Edward Herrmann, won't be back, as he passed away just last year aged 71.
There's one big name who isn't on board, though
The world's chirpiest chef – and Lorelai's BFF – Sookie doesn't seem to be making a return for the revival, despite producer Amy Sherman-Palladino saying she'd love to have her back.
Actress Melissa McCarthy has since gone on to have huge success with roles in Bridesmaids, Mike & Molly, St Vincent and Spy, and claimed in a tweet last month that she was never asked to return.
Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!! https://t.co/II2Atug4wx
— Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy) February 2, 2016
However Palladino is quoted as saying she'd happily write in a part. "Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I'll write her a scene. Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] — even if for just a cameo — we would be totally game," she said.
Do we sense some bad blood?
We won't be getting a full season of episodes
It's been strongly rumoured that the revival will take the form of four 90-minute episodes, each representing three months of the same year at Star's Hollow. But we're holding out hope for more than that,
Filming has already begun
Eeek! As early as last month, cast members were tweeting about being back on set – we're already giddy with excitement.
— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) January 29, 2016
— Scott G. Patterson (@ScottGPatterson) January 30, 2016
— Yanic Truesdale (@YanicTruesdale) February 6, 2016
As yet there's no airdate, but with filming underway we can surely expect to be watching the new episodes by this autumn.
We might finally get to find out those elusive four words
Palladino was not called back to write the original final season of Gilmore Girls back in 2007, and says it didn't quite end how she would have liked, with the "four words" she had always planned to end the show with.
"I hoped maybe there would have been a call – ‘Hey, it’s the last episode. Do you want to come back?’ – and there wasn’t. That’s the way it works in Hollywood; there are rules," she said in an interview last year.
Here's hoping we finally get to find out what's what.