Netflix confirmed rumors today that it is reviving the series “Gilmore Girls.”
A drama focusing on the relationship between thirtysomething single mother (Lauren Graham) and her teen daughter (Alexis Bledel) living in the small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series ran for seven seasons, six of them on The WB Television Network (2000–06) and one on The CW (2006–07), which was the result of a merger of UPN and The WB.
Produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, it will feature original series stars Graham, Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena will return
Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino will also return. She and her husband Daniel Palladino, who was a writer/producer on the original series, will write, direct and executive produce the revival.
Netflix did not reveal any other details about the “Gilmore Girls” revival — including whether it would be called “Gilmore Girls.” The streaming giant said the title, number of episodes and premiere date have yet to be confirmed.
But, according to TVLine, the series is tentatively titled “Gilmore Girls: Seasons” and it will consist of four 90-minute installments, each set in a different season (winter, spring, etc.) in a single calendar year, picking the story up eight years after the original ended. It is scheduled to begin principal photography in Los Angeles on Feb. 2.
Netflix is no stranger to the network series revival business. It famously brought back “Arrested Development,” which ran for three seasons on Fox (2003–2005), for a single season encore in 2013. Now, it’s queuing up the classic sitcom reboot “Fuller House,” a follow-up to “Full House” (ABC/1987–1995), for a Feb. 26 debut, and teaming with producer Norman Lear (“All in the Family,” “Sanford & Son,” “Maude”) to re-imagine the sitcom “One Day at a Time” (CBS/1975–1984) for a Cuban-American family.