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EW.com has made a round up with all the information we have so far about the “Gilmore Girls” revival.
Sixteen years after fans first met Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, and the rest of the eccentric residents of Stars Hollow, the series is returning to television. Netflix confirmed the Gilmore Girls revival last week, announcing a long-hoped-for final season, with series creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino at the helm.
The new Gilmore Girls will give the co-creators (who left the series before its controversial seventh season) a chance to finish the story the way they intended. Here’s what we know so far.
With four 90-minutes episodes, the revival will take place over the four seasons of a calendar year, beginning with the winter episode, then heading into spring, summer, and finishing with fall. It will take place in present-day, approximately eight years after we last saw everyone in the town square.
When the revival was announced, it was revealed that Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Sean Gunn (Kirk), and Keiko Agena (Lane) had signed on. A TVLine interview with Bishop reveals that the cast also includes Rose Abdoo (Gypsy) and Liza Weil (Paris).
John Cabrera, who played Brian Fuller, also tweeted his excitement. So although his name wasn’t on the confirmed list, we wouldn’t rule out an appearance by Brian/Hep Alien just yet. Additionally, Yanic Truesdale tweeted a photo from the cast’s first table read, confirming that he will be back as Michel.
Then there’s the question of Finn. Actor Tanc Sade tweeted that Finn will appear in the revival if he can make it work with his schedule. Of course, Finn was a member of the Life and Death Brigade at Yale, which points to a possible Logan Huntzberger appearance, does it not? Stay tuned…
But the biggest question surrounding the cast has to be Melissa McCarthy. Sookie played such a crucial role in the series, but McCarthy’s stardom has made it difficult for her to find the time. Amy Sherman-Palladino confirmed to TVLine that, as of right now, Sookie does not have a storyline and promises her absence will be explained. However, she also said that, if by some chance, McCarthy finds the time — even just for a cameo — they are ready and willing to write her in.