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It’s Real! The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Has Been Confirmed

This is it. It’s really happening! Netflix and actress Lauren Graham have confirmed that the Gilmore Girls revival, which is being called a four-episode miniseries, is actually happening.

Okay, calm down, breathe deep. What does this mean?

According to E! Online, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino will be executive producing the miniseries. Shooting will begin on February 2 and is supposed to end in the spring. The confirmed stars who will be part of the series are Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Scott Patterson (Luke), Sean Gunn (Kirk) and Keiko Agena (Lane). The series is being produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

There will also be several new characters joining the project, including Lane’s two sons, 9-year-old twins Stevie and Kwan. Other new characters are 30-something Paul, who was described as a “good boyfriend,” the high-end men’s magazine editor Jim, the good-looking 20-something Damon, a blue-collar character called Dwayne, a Peruvian couple named Berta and Alejandro, and Nat Compton, a man who doesn’t smile. There will also be 13-year-old Dewey, Portuguese nanny Clementina, 7-year-old Tim and his 5-year-old sister Gabriela, and a commune of hippies.

The miniseries is tentatively called Seasons, because each 90-minute installment will represent one season of the year, set in the present day. 

There are so many things we still don’t know. Is Rory single? Is Paul her “good boyfriend?” Will Melissa McCarthy sign on? Will any of Rory’s former boyfriends be in the series? Will the miniseries cover the passing of Richard Gilmore?

We don’t have answers to those questions yet, but let’s hang in there. With the Palladinos at the helm, maybe we’ll finally get those final four words we’ve been waiting for.

Alaina Leary is an award-winning editor and journalist. She is currently the communications manager of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books and the senior editor of Equally Wed Magazine. Her work has been published in New York Times, Washington Post, Healthline, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Boston Globe Magazine, and more. In 2017, she was awarded a Bookbuilders of Boston scholarship for her dedication to amplifying marginalized voices and advocating for an equitable publishing and media industry. Alaina lives in Boston with her wife and their two cats.
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