Book your train tickets to Stars Hollow (err, yes, we DO know it’s a fictional town but whatever) and cancel your plans forever, because it’s being heavily rumoured that ‘Gilmore Girls’ is returning, thanks to Netflix.
ALL HANDS ON DECK, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
Sources have allegedly confirmed the most exciting news we’ve heard all year to TVLine, claiming Netflix has ‘closed a deal with Warner Bros for a limited-series revival’ of the show, involving four 90-minute episodes or mini-movies.
All the major characters - Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Scott Patterson (Luke), and Kelly Bishop (Emily), to name just a few - are expected to return if negotiations are successful, although is seems unlikely that Melissa McCarthy will resume her role as Sookie.
If that wasn’t exciting enough, the new episodes will reportedly be written by series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino.
Amy left the show before the final series due to a contract dispute with Warner Bros, so it would be amazing to see the ending she’d always intended.
AKA finally getting to hear THOSE final four words.
Lauren Graham has done nothing to dispel the rumours, retweeting one Twitter user who wrote about the rumours and adding: “DUDES. I can’t confirm this. But I also can’t deny this…”
We’re taking that as confirmation, thank you very much.
Unfortunately, this news is tinged with sadness, as Edward Herrmann, who played Richard Gilmore, tragically died of brain cancer in 2014. We hope the show honours him in the best way they can.
Fingers firmly crossed that this isn’t all an elaborate (and very delayed) April Fools’ Day joke.