Netflix and Warner Bros. Television have confirmed that the original cast of “Gilmore Girls,” including Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, is on board for the revival, which will be available on the streaming service next year.
On Friday, series star Graham, who plays Lorelai Gilmore, posted a photo of herself posing with a jacket embossed with, “Property of the Gilmore Girls” on Twitter and the caption: “I CAN NOW CONFIRM: it’s time for me, and this jacket I stole in 2007, to return to work. @netflix #GilmoreGirls.”
— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) January 29, 2016
Rumors circulated in October that the show was returning with a series of four 90-minute movies rather than the traditional 10 episodes.
Other cast members are also returning, including Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore), Sean Gunn (Kirk), Yanic Truesdale (Michele), Rose Abdoo (Gypsy) and Keiko Agena (Lane).
Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and husband Daniel Palladino are on board to write and direct. The pair left the series in 2006 due to a contract dispute.
It’s unclear whether Melissa McCarthy (Sookie) will make an appearance. Following the show, her career was boosted by starring roles in films such as “The Heat,” “Bridesmaids” and the upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot. She also recently appeared in the TV series “Mike Molly.”
Fans made comments such as: “I’m literally losing my mind over here!” ” Dude! Best news ever! If Stars Hollow needs some new troubadours, you know who to call!” and “Yes! The best news ever.”