MAJOR “Gilmore” news here.
Last week, we brought you the news that “Gilmore Girls” was getting a revival, in a big way. Fans have long anticipated a movie to wrap up what was an unsatisfying ending to the show, and it looks like we’re getting that movie—or four of them.
As you know, the revival will come in the form of four 90-minute “episodes” streaming on Netflix Instant. All the main talent—Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, and Kelly Bishop—are currently in negotiations, so there’s no timeline yet, not even a vague one. But there is information on why the structure of this revival is strange.
As it turns out, each episode will focus on one season of an entire calendar year. And for fans of the show who has been visiting Stars Hollow often on their TV screens and Netflix accounts, this can mean one, very awesome thing: carnivals.
Kooky Stars Hollow selectman Taylor Doose may be back with a vengeance (or, in his place, Stars Hollow fixture Kirk), and each season provides the opportunity to arrange another elaborate carnival like the Winter Carnival of Rory’s childhood, the bike race through town that Luke took such issue with, and who could ever forget the Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer?
Life in a small Connecticut town is ruled by the seasons, and Lorelai is one-hundred-percent a winter gal. Could her wedding take place/have taken place in the snow? Will Rory and Lorelai finally take that roller-coaster summer vacation they were planning during the final episodes? Will Jess’s publishing company host another open house?
We shall find out. Probably not soon, but we will.
Reportedly, Milo Ventimiglia is now in talks to reprise the role of Jess, everyone’s favorite literary bad boy. The last we left Jess, he was totally knocking some sense into college-dropout Rory (not her best hat) and was the only one who could get through to the struggling girl. Then, of course, he invited her to see his new job, but Rory was still dealing with Logan’s shenanigans.
Creator and writer Amy Sherman-Palladino has hinted in the past that Rory and Jess were the couple she’d had in mind, that never worked out. Could Ventimiglia’s presence support the theory that Rory is, in fact, Team Jess?
Milo recently spoke about his intention to be a part of the revival:
“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.”
This revival cannot come soon enough.