A group of images have been revealed to Entertainment Weekly, giving excited viewers their first look into the upcoming reboot of our favourite ever, early 90s television series, Gilmore Girls.
The snaps preview our favourite mother-daughter duo, Lorelai, played by Lauren Graham and an all-grown-up Rory portrayed by Alexis Bledel, as they enter the next chapter of their lives in Stars Hollow, almost 10 years on from the series end in 2007.
Although minimal details of the reboot’s plot can be made out from the images, it appears as if Rory’s once-aspired career of becoming a journalist took a turn, as she stands in front of a classroom.
Eagle-eyed fans also spotted Luke Danes and Lorelai hand-in-hand, suggesting that the on-again off-again might well be ‘on again’.
Other cast favourites are set to appear alongside two brunette stars, including Paris Geller (Liza Weil), Dean Forester (Jared Padalecki), Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano) Christopher Hayden (David Sutcliffe) and Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop), who’s now a widower.
And in news that will surely have fans jumping for joy, Melissa McCarthy - who played Lorelai’s clumsy pal Sookie St. James - officially confirmed today on The Ellen Show that she will indeed be returning to reprise her role, despite previous rumours that she was too "busy".
“There has been something that I have been asked about so, so many times and it hasn’t worked out. They’re making four new movies of the Gilmore Girls which is a show which was near and dear to my heart for four years, and we could not get those schedules to work.”
“Literally about an hour and half ago we figured out that I’m gonna go back and do it and I am so excited,” she told Ellen DeGeneres excitedly before adding: “And they are gonna be amazing.”
See the exciting announcement in the video player above!
The much-loved original series ran for seven years from 2000 to its final episode in 2007.
The Netflix reboot will include four 90-minute episodes, telling the stories of the beloved characters from then, to now.
A premiere date for the revival is yet to be confirmed, but one thing’s for sure – we simply cannot wait.
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