The Gilmore Girls followup movies are now cleared for takeoff after they have secured six cast members from the original series, led by stars Alexis Bledel andLauren Graham. After lengthy negotiations, Graham and Bledel have closed deals to reprise their roles as the mother-daughter duo of Lorelai and Rory. The Gilmore Girls lead quartet is returning intact, with Scott Pattersonand Kelly Bishop signed to reprise their roles as Like and Emily alongside Bledel and Graham. Also, returning are Gilmore Girls co-star Sean Gunn (Kirk) and Keiko Agena (Lane).
The Gilmore Girls revival, which Netflix is treating as a farewell season of the cult show, consists of four 90-minute movies.
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Gilmore, which launched in 2000, ran for seven seasons and 153 episodes on The WB/CW, six of those under Sherman-Palladino before she exited following a contract dispute with the studio. A Netflix revival is Sherman-Palladino’s opportunity to not only return to her own series but also to have the final word.
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