It looks like Gilmore Girls is coming back. Netflix has closed a deal for a follow-up to the popular Warner Bros TV series in the form of four 90-minute movies from series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino set in present day.
Gilmore Girls, which aired from 2000-07, is set in a storybook Connecticut town and follows Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel). Lorelai owns the town’s bed and breakfast, the Dragonfly Inn, with best friend Sookie (Melissa McCarthy), and along the way in her day has to contend with her eccentric, well-off parents Richard (Edward Herrmann) and Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop).
According to sources, there are no deals with the cast but most major players, including stars Graham and Bledel as well as Bishop and Scott Patterson — but not Melissa McCarthy — are expected back. Herrmann died in December 2014. The project eyes early 2016 production start.
Asked about the possibility of a Gilmore Girls revival, Sherman-Palladino said in June, “It would have to be the right everything — the right format, the right timing. It would have to be honored in a certain way. If it ever came around, I think we would all jump in and do it.”
Sherman-Palladino exited the series before its final season, so there had been a sense of unfinished business among fans of the show as she was not involved in the series finale.
Netflix and Warner Bros TV declined comment.