Updated October 26:
According to TVLine, which has been hot on the Gilmore Girls trail, each of the four 90-minute episodes will cover one season of a year. You can expect to see a magical snow episode for sure — don't forget that the most emotional and relationship-y of plot lines took place in the winter.
They report that Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino will in fact write and direct the revival. Here's to hoping we hear those four words with which Sherman-Palladino wanted to end the original run of the show.
You've been so good to us. Too good to us, some could say. You brought Arrested Development. You invested money into making House of Cards and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Now you're reviving Gilmore Girls.
James Poniewozik wrote in The New York Times that despite the best intentions, the Netflix Gilmore Girls revival will not be the same Gilmore Girls. It likely won't hit the magic Internet tubes near you until nearly a decade after the show's final season in 2007.
So much can happen in ten years.
As a brief reminder of where the series left off: Rory is starting off as a political correspondent following Barack Obama's campaign for a website, Luke convinced the the people of Stars Hollow to orchestrate a goodbye party for her, Lorelai and Luke are not officially together, but it is obvious the party was more a testament to Luke's love for Lorelai than the town's excitement for Rory. (Don't forget, Lorelai did divorce Christopher during Season 7.)
We're glad you secured the actors who play Luke Danes along with Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore. Hopefully the media buzz around the revival will convince a few more people to sign on to appear. We'll take cameos of our favorites at this point.
We especially hope that Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show's creator and original executive producer, will return. We've read the reports of her having already written a series finale that ends in four words. Who knows if those four words will still work a decade later, but there's always hope in Stars Hollow.
We know that not even you, Netflix, can stop the passage of time, but we do hope you will consider our humble wish list for the revival:
- Give us more than four 90-minute episodes. Come on.
- If that's all we get, don't break Lorelei and Luke up. We don't have time for that.
- First episode clearly has to address Edward Herrmann's death in 2014 with a funeral for Richard Gilmore, the patriarch of the family.
- That leads to the inevitable appearance of Christopher at the funeral.
- Melissa McCarthy must reprise her role as Sookie St. James to make up for Christopher's appearance. For our sake, light something on fire or throw some pots around the kitchen.
- Bring back Stars Hollow favorites like Kirk, Ms. Patty, Babette and her husband Morey.
- Speaking of Kirk, he should be town selectman while still working his various jobs including his role as the cable installation man in which he went by a different name.
- Taylor Dosey is campaigning to take back the town selectman position from Kirk and still harassing Luke about the diner.
- The lovable but crabby Frenchman Michel Gerard should open a spin gym in Stars Hollow. Maybe Emily Gilmore helped him finance it? She did want Lorelai to add a tennis court or spa to the Dragonfly Inn at the end of Season 7.
- We need an update on Lane, Zach and their twins. Maybe they bought the music store in town that brought them together in the first place.
- The Town Troubadour should serenade us. I always thought he was Ben Folds anyways, so go ahead and get him to fill the role if Grant Lee Phillips isn't available.
- Rory must have learned in the past 10 years how to live her life as an independent woman without a man. The show focused a lot on her various relationships, but seeing her channel her inner Destiny's Child would make for a great female empowerment storyline.
- Jess must reappear. He should be working on his third or fourth book and have found a nice hipster girl to travel the world with. Older Jess is likely what Rory had been looking for all along.
- Don't bother with Dean. We don't have time for cheaters. We're over him. Rory's over him.
- Does Rory stay in journalism or does she become disillusioned and begin work in public relations? She was turned down for the New York Times internship and who knows how working for a website went at during the recession. (She probably should interned at The Dallas Morning News anyways—have we mentioned we have college internship applications due Oct. 30?)
- We strongly recommend a Notorious RBG appearance, preferably for a "Rory's Dream Birthday" episode in the vein of Madeleine Albright and Christiane Amanpour's appearances on the show.
- Paris hopefully finished medical school. She and Rory left off deciding that they would likely be friends for a long time. We hope that is true — they need each other.
- We don't have time for any of that new character business. Stick to our favorites.
- Brad Langford, who you'll remember from Rory's Chilton days, should be mentioned that he is performing on Broadway in Hamilton, the hit musical about Alexander Hamilton.
- More coffee.
- Above all, don't you dare touch the theme song.
If you need any continuity experts, The Dallas Morning News team is available. Season 7 was not a dream, but we're willing to watch it again.
Oy with the poodles already.
The Dallas Morning News Gilmore Girls Gang.
Dallas Morning News staffers Keith Campbell, Jennifer Emily, Nannette Light, Jeff Mosier, Naheed Rajwani, Holly Rusak, Charles Scudder and Tasha Tsiaperas contributed to this report.