And the latest hit show from yesteryear to get a revival is…. Gilmore Girls. Netflix is in talks with series producers Warner Bros. Television to pick up a revival of the series. In a break from the norm, however, the streaming giant is eyeing a 90 minute format, with plans to pick up four episodes
Things are at something of an early stage and WBTV and Netflix have not yet agreed a deal, especially as the streaming giant is looking to secure international rights to the new series in all territories where they have a presence (they had to strike a similarly complex deal for Fuller House).
Given that the deal between the studio and Netflix is not quite set yet, it is understood that presently there are no deals in place with talent, though TV Line reports that Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson are expected to reprise their roles. Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino will pen the scripts and serve as executive producers on the project, which is expected to be produced through Warner Horizon.
Assuming the various deals close, Gilmore Girls would be the latest established TV property to have been revived by one of the networks, a trend that began last year with 24 revival 24: Live Another Day. Arguably the biggest, most notable upcoming example is Fox’s The X-Files Revival, while other such projects in the works include Full House revival Fuller House at Netflix and Twin Peaks at Showtime. NBC scrapped plans for their Coach revival, but producer Universal Television is still pitching the show to other networks.
Gilmore Girls aired seven seasons on The WB and successor The CW between 2000 & 2007 and follows Lorelai Gilmore (Graham) and her daughter, Rory (Bledel). Lorelai owns the town’s bed-and-breakfast, the Dragonfly Inn, with best friend/chef Sookie, and contends with weekly dinners with eccentric, well-off parents Richard (the late Edward Herrmann) and Emily Gilmore (Bishop), who always have something to say about their daughter’s life. Amy Sherman-Palladino created the series, which hails from Warner Bros Television.