Christmas just came early for Gilmore Girls fans: On Monday, more than eight years since the seventh and final season aired its finale, it was reported that the series may receive a limited revival at Netflix.
DUDES. I can’t confirm this. But I also can’t deny this… https://t.co/KO8gA7j6Us
— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) October 19, 2015
Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, who was not involved in the series’ uneven seventh season, is back on board, with stars Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, and Scott Paterson likely to reprise their roles, according to TVLine. (Melissa McCarthy, whose meteoric rise to fame has kept her busy since her Oscar-nominated turn in Bridesmaids, is not expected to return to her role as Sookie St. James.)
The series recently celebrated its 15th anniversary; the pilot first aired on Oct. 5, 2000 on the WB (later moving to the CW, where it ended). Ever since the series finale in 2007, the dramedy’s devoted fans have been clamoring for a reunion, and the actors, too, have hinted at the possibility.
This June, at the EW-sponsored Gilmore Girls panel at the ATX Television Festival, Sherman-Palladino said “there’s nothing in the works at the moment,” but continued, “It would have to be the right thing — the right format, the right timing. It would have to be honored in a certain way. And if it ever came around, we would all jump in and do it.”
Looks like it’s coming around right now.
Check out the ATX Festival Gilmore Girls reunion below!