Brace yourselves Gilmore Girls fans!
Sources are confirm that Netflix has closed a deal with Warner Bros. for a limited-series revival of Gilmore Girls written by series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino.
Negotiations with the cast are only now beginning, but according to TV Line most of the series major stars are set to be returning. Most notably Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson. Hurrah!
Additionally the website reports multiple insider sources are saying the revival will consist of 90-minute episodes. Which is practically the length of a film. So really, we’re getting four Gilmore Girls films! Kind of, but it’s exciting to think of it that way.
The deal allows Amy — who left the original series prior to the last season as a result of a contract dispute with Warner Bros. — to end Gilmore Girls in the way she had always imagined.
Over the summer when the cast and creator of the series reunited at the ATX Festival, she addressed the possibility of a revival for the series.
“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.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2009, Amy remained hopeful that she would get to conclude the Gilmore story on her terms, either through a film or a shorter series.
“The beauty of Gilmore, and the beauty of family-relationship shows, is you never really run out of story,” she said.
“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.”
Did we mention we are feeling very excited about this, because we are.