A lot of people's deepest, wildest dreams have come true today. Gilmore Girls is officially back; with the mother/daughter pair once more returning to screens thanks to the grand powers of Netflix.
The early '00s show, by creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, fast became a cult favourite amongst fans thanks to its razor-sharp screenplay, exuberant warmth, and cast of colourful characters. The sheer amount of cultural references this show would drop made viewers everywhere dream of cosy, alternate lifestyles sarcastically trading barbs about Aldous Huxley while eating impossible amounts of Chinese food.
Though long rumoured, star Lauren Graham has now officially confirmed the series' return with a selfie posing with a jacket she claims to have stolen from the set of the original show.
Deadline has now offered a little further information: Netflix have confirmed the revival will act as a sort of farewell to the beloved series, with four 90-minute movies set in each season of a calendar year, revisiting the people and places of the quaint town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. The show has also returned into the hands of original creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and husband Daniel Palladino, who will both serve as executive producers, writers, and directors of the revival. This follows Sherman-Palladino's departure from the show's final season, which left many fans unsatisfied with its ending.
Lauren Graham and Alexis Bedel are, of course, confirmed to return; alongside original series stars Scott Patterson (Luke Danes), Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore), Sean Gunn (Kirk Gleason), and Keiko Agena (Lane Kim). Sadly, the character of Richard Gilmore will not be returning due to the passing of actor Edward Herrmann in 2014. Notably absent from the list is series' regular Melissa McCarthy, who may now be a hard talent to pin down considering her recent ascencion into comedy super stardom; there's also a question as to whether fan favourite Jess Mariano (Milo Ventimiglia) may make an appearance.
TV reboots in pictures
TV reboots in pictures
1/11 The X-Files
A case for Mulder and Scully? David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in ‘The X-Files’ .
2/11 Full House
The cast of Full House circa 1987. The original series first aired in 1987 and ran for eight seasons until 1995. It is set to return and be shown on Netflix.
3/11 The Powerpuff Girls
A new series of the late Nineties superhero series is expected in 2016 with new voice actors as the girls.
Sylar, Peter and co make a welcome return to our TV screens with a third series of the popular show Heroes.
Meet the Thunderbirds of 2015: L-R, Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John in front of their home, the exotic Tracy Island. The CGI versions are a far cry from the puppets of the '60s version.
6/11 Danger Mouse
Pointless host Alexander Armstrong takes over from Sir David Jason as the lead in the upcoming Danger Mouse CBBC'S remake.
7/11 Red Dwarf
The Emmy Award winning sci-fi comedy is to return in 2016 and 2017 with some of the original cast: Craig Charles as Dave Lister, Robert Llewellyn as Kryten and Chris Barrie as Arnold Rimmer.
8/11 House of Cards
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix original series House of Cards.
Actor Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in BBC1's remake of its classic 1970s series.
The original 'Teletubbies' are set to return to our screens, 20 years later.
11/11 The Clangers
Gilmore Girls joins an entire slate of beloved TV shows being given the reboot treatment; The X-Files' new season recently premiered to mixed reviews, whilst an Avengers-style mash-up of Nickelodeon's '90s cartoons is currently being prepped. Netflix itself has ordered a similar revival of Full House, entitled Fuller House, which will see the original cast reunite bar the Olsen twins.
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