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Per Michael Ausiello at TVLine, the long rumored Gilmore Girls reunion will be happening. And, rather than simply doing a stand alone TV movie, Netflix is in discussions for four 90-minute Gilmore Girls episodes. And to make the news even better, series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino (who both famously left the series before its seventh- and creatively worst- season) will be back on board to pen all four installments.
Now, to be fair, neither Netflix nor Sherman-Palladino have confirmed this news and no official announcement has been made at this time. But Ausiello has extremely good sources when it comes to breaking these stories, and he’s particularly connected to the behind the scenes players at Gilmore Girls, so I would be shocked if this news turned out to be incorrect.
In terms of cast returns, Ausiello reports that stars Lauren Graham (Lorelai) and Alexis Bledel (Rory), along with Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore) and Scott Patterson (Luke), are all in talks to reprise their roles. No word on the rest of the Stars Hollow crowd, many of whom have moved onto to new shows and will likely have limited time to film. The episodes will, reportedly, take place in real time, meaning that eight years or so will have passed for the characters between the end of the series finale and the new installments. No launch date has been mentioned yet, but with all the contracts that likely have to be signed, I wouldn’t expect the new episodes to air on Netflix until fall of 2016 at the earliest.