“There is nothing in the works, but the good news is nobody here hates each other,” “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told attendees at ATX Festival this summer, where cast members staged a reunion. And either she was playing coy, or Netflix heard the cry of fans who wanted more.
TV Line reports that Netflix is rebooting the beloved series for what will be four mini-movies/extended, ninety minute episodes. Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson are all expected to return, with Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino also back to finish what they started. As fans know, the final season of “Gilmore Girls” did without Sherman-Palladino following failed contract negotiations with Warner Bros., but now she’s back to get some real closure.
No word yet if Melissa McCarthy will reprise her role of Sookie St. James, or what other supporting characters will be back, but according to the internet, Jess, played by Milo Ventimiglia, is one that seems to resonate. Frankly, I have no idea. I’ve seen maybe twenty minutes of an actual episode of “Gilmore Girls,” and watched another on mute once in a bar. But big news indeed for a certain generation of TV viewers, who should be heartened by Sherman-Palladino’s words at ATX: “If [new episodes] happened, I promise we’d do it correctly.”
Meanwhile, Graham’s reunion train is making another stop, as THR reveals she’s teaming with her former “Parenthood” co-star Mae Whitman for “The Royal We.” Graham is adapting the book by Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks about an American girl who falls in love with the future King of England, with Whitman slated to star. Here’s the book synopsis:
The project is set up at CBS Films, who were behind the most recent Whitman-starring vehicle, “The Duff.” And while I had issues with that movie, she was great, and more leading roles for Whitman is only a good thing.