New ‘Gilmore Girls’ Episodes Are Coming, and We’re Not ‘Smad’ About It
"If you need, I will follow / Anywhere, that you tell me to," goes the Gilmore Girls theme song—Carole King's "Where You Lead." Here's hoping the show's loyal audience does precisely that as the CW dramedy that wrapped up in 2007 finds new life on a streaming service.
Gilmore Girls, which follows a mother and daughter who are more like friends than kin, will see new episodes on Netflix, with production starting as early as next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show's existing 153 episodes are already available on the site, and the new stories will reportedly be broken into four 90-minute events.
The show, famous for its lightning-quick dialogue, originally ran for seven seasons. Beloved creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, who found herself in a contract dispute with the network toward Gilmore's tail-end, left before the final season. She's since teased that she had a very specific ending in mind that she never got to create, but has remained tight-lipped about what would have happened if she'd stayed in command.
At an ATX festival panel discussion in June, she said that the stars would have to align just so for a revival to happen.
"Here’s the good thing: Nobody here hates each other,” she said. “It would have to be the right everything—the right format, the right timing…it would have to be honored in a certain way. If it ever came around, I think we would all jump in and do it."
While Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel—who played Lorelai and Rory, respectively—are slated to return, THR says it's unlikely Melissa McCarthy, who played the executive chef at Lorelai's inn, will sign on. Additionally, Edward Herrmann, who played Lorelai's father, Richard, died last year.
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