“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will compete in the Limited Series category at the Emmys, the Television Academy announced Tuesday.
The Netflix revival, which consisted of four 90 minute episodes, picked things up almost 10 years after we last saw Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham in their famous mother-daughter roles. Luke (Scott Patterson) and Lorelai finally got married, while Emily (Kelly Bishop) adjusted to life as a widow. Rory became a journalist, with questionable ethics, and then — spoiler! — announced she was pregnant.
Melissa McCarthy, Sean Gunn, Keiko Ageno, Liza Weil, Matt Czuchry, Milo Ventimiglia, Jared Padelecki and Yanic Truesdale also reprised their roles.
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” is created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who executive produces, writes and directs with Daniel Palladino.
The new series is produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The original series debuted in 2000 on the WB but moved to the CW in 2006. It ran for seven seasons and ended on May 15, 2007, following single mother Lorelai Gilmore and her relationship with her daughter. They lived in the town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, which was populated by a wide range of eccentric characters.
Recently, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos teased there were “preliminary talks” underway for even more episodes.