Netflix confirms new Gilmore Girls series with original cast members returning

Four 90-minute episodes of the cult US show will be produced by the streaming service

New episodes of Gilmore Girls have officially been confirmed by Netflix.

Last year, it was reported that the cult US show was set to return, but today the film and TV streaming service have officially confirmed those reports. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino will be involved with the reboot, alongside her husband Daniel Palladino, who worked as a writer, director and executive producer on the show.

As Variety reports, original cast members will also return for the new episodes. Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore), Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore), Scott Paterson (Luke Danes) and Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore) are all confirmed, as are Sean Gunn (Kirk Gleason) and Keiko Agena (Lane Kim). As yet, there is no word whether Melissa McCarthy, who played chef Sookie St. James, will feature in the new series.

After the news broke, Lauren Graham tweeted: “I CAN NOW CONFIRM: it’s time for me, and this jacket I stole in 2007, to return to work. @netflix #GilmoreGirls”

Gilmore Girls originally ran from 2000 to 2007 across seven series. Netflix has dubbed the ordered new episodes as “the final series”.