Gilmore Girls fans get excited because the Gilmore Girls are returning this time on Netflix. There is no word yet on what the show will be called or how many episodes Netflix will produce, the show has been a reliable performer for the service.
The show, which was produced for The WB will be produced in a joint effort for the streaming service. Early word leaked out in mid-October when Lauren Graham tweeted “Dudes. I can’t confirm this. But I also can’t deny this…”. During this period of time several people were reporting that Netflix was looking to do four 90-minutes movies. It’s not known whether Netflix is staying with the plan that was reported last year or the more normal 10 episode count.
The Gilmore Girls ran for seven seasons on The WB and the The CW after launching back in 2000. The show will also be bringing back creator Sherman-Palladino, who was with the series for six of the seven seasons, but could not complete the series do to a contract dispute.
Most of all the actors in the original series are expected to return for the Netflix reboot, including Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena. Melissa McCarthy, who played Sookie St. James is however unlikely to return to the series since her film and television careers have taken off since the series ended in 2007.
Reports are that construction on the Gilmore Girls sets have already begun and have been underway for a few weeks with filming to begin February 2.