The “Gilmore Girls” revival isn’t just four new episodes of the old series. Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino have reportedly decided to make four mini-movies that will each cover a period of several months.
“According to insiders, each episode will represent a different season over the course of one calendar year,” TV Line reports. If the writers stick to this plan, viewers will get to see a winter, spring, summer and fall with the Gilmores. The Palladinos will write and direct each episode.
Each 90-minute installment will span a few months, which may allow for more developments. Not only does a yearlong story leave plenty of opportunities for Stars Hollow’s quirky festivals, it also allows for more characters to return. As previously reported, the producers are hoping for all of Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) exes to return, and it would be a little suspicious if they all came back within the same week for no apparent reason.
The producers are already getting in touch with the actors who played Rory’s former loves. Milo Ventimiglia, who played her boyfriend Jess, confirmed the producers had just gotten in touch with him about taking part in the reboot.
“While I was actually here, I got an email from the producers,” he told audiences at the Wizard World Tulsa Convention in Oklahoma on Sunday (via Tulsa World). “Again, I’m always vocal [about producers] Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino; they’re two of my favorite people and two of my favorite writers ever of all time. Just to be able to speak their words again, of course I would do it. So I told them, yeah, of course I’ll do it. There is a bit of business to figure out because they’ll film sometime in the next year, so it’s not for certain, but there are very good intentions to be a part of it.”
Netflix is planning to revive “Gilmore Girls” for just four episodes, but not much is known about the reunion series yet. Netflix and Warner Bros. have yet to even confirm the revival. This is most likely because the cast hasn’t signed contracts yet. Everyone is still in negotiations, so nothing is finalized. However, as seen above, actors have confirmed that the reports of negotiations are true. Lauren Graham, who played Lorelai, also tweeted a hint that there were definitely conversations happening.
DUDES. I can't confirm this. But I also can't deny this... https://t.co/KO8gA7j6Us
— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) October 19, 2015
A premiere date for the return of “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix is still unknown.