This week has had so many huge announcements, it’s crazy. It all started Monday night when I couldn’t get to sleep, so I started scrolling through Facebook to find that Netflix is REVIVING GILMORE GIRLS!!! Really, that was the last thing I needed to hear at 11:00 p.m. because I was bouncing off the walls with excitement.
I read on many different sources that Netflix got the rights of Gilmore Girls from Warner Bros. and they signed a four episode deal with Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show creator and writer. The episodes would be about ninety minutes, so we’d basically get like four mini movies (and I was just hoping for one!). As far as I hear, they are currently in negotiations with the actors (notable Lauren Graham who was Lorelai and Alexis Bledel who played Rory), which if that goes well we will have a revival of the classic television show!
I believe those negotiations will go well because during their reunion in August, they all seemed like they really wanted to make a movie or have a revival. My only concern is Melissa McCarthy, who was pivotal in the series playing Sookie St. James, Lorelai’s best friend and business partner. Since the series’ end, McCarthy’s career seemed to explode with another hit tv show, Mike & Molly, for which she won an Emmy, and a list of blockbuster movies, which include Spy, The Heat, and Bridesmaids, which got her numerous awards and nominations including an Academy Award nomination. I sincerely hope Melissa McCarthy returns to her roots and makes these four episodes, Gilmore Girls really couldn’t work without Sookie. Granted, there will be about an eight year gap – they’re not writing it as though no time has passed, they’re going to write it in the present – so Sherman-Palladino could find a way to write Sookie out, but it won’t have the same spark.
On a more positive note, I realized the other night that in the end of the last season, Rory got a job as a journalist where she’d follow Obama for as long as he “did well.” By the time the revival would probably be released, Obama will be leaving office so Rory would have been returning to Stars Hollow after finishing up her assignment…it was timed so well!
Anyway, I read that this revival is not set in stone so we shouldn’t get our hopes up, but still…something is happening, and hopefully we can go back to Stars Hollow just one more time.