Back to Stars Hollow! The Gilmore Girls’ Netflix revival is officially underway, with actor Yanic Truesdale posting a telling photo to his Twitter account on Friday, February 5.
“First day back at the Inn with my old boss,” he captioned s sweet reunion picture with costar Lauren Graham. “Fun times! #GilmoreGirlsRevival #WarnerBros.” In the cute snap, Truesdale, 45, is wearing his trademark suit and tie, reprising his role as hotel clerk Michel Gerard. Graham, 48, looks all dolled up in the photo as titular character Lorelai Gilmore. The series, which ran on The WB and later The CW between 2000 and 2007, has been generating plenty of buzz online as the creators drop hints about the much-anticipated comeback. On Thursday, February 4, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Matt Czuchry, who played Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel)’s boyfriend Logan Huntzberger, will return for the Netflix revival. In addition to Bledel, Graham, Czuchry and Truesdale, other returning players include Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Keiko Agena (Lane) and Sean Gunn (Kirk).
No word yet on whether Jared Padalecki (Dean) or Milo Ventimiglia (Jess) will return.
— Yanic Truesdale (@YanicTruesdale) 6 februari 2016
Lauren Graham is out of breath. She just came from Friday’s table read for the Gilmore Girls revival’s debut installment, titled “Winter,” and she’s a ball of frenzied excitement and firing endorphins.
A similar scene has been playing out in the social media-verse in the hours since Netflix officially confirmed that Amy Sherman-Palladino’s beloved dramedy would be returning with all-new episodes.
Below, Graham takes me through the nostalgic whirlwind that has been the past 72 hours, before answering the $1 million question: Is the revival going to be worth the wait. (Short answer: Oh, hell yes.)
TVLINE | How was the table read?
Let me go back a day or two ago, when I walked onto the set for the first time. We had to do a camera test and… the house. [She gets choked up] It’s on a different stage but it’s… the house. Alexis [Bledel] and I walked onto the set together and — I feel super emotional about a lot of it and I’m afraid I’m going to start crying at every turn — but walking onto that set really felt like something. It felt like a lot of time had passed and it felt like we were just there. It felt amazing.
TVLINE | I can only imagine.
And then, today, to be in that room with everybody [for the table read]. It was just really emotional. I don’t know what I’m allowed to say. [Laughs] There’s a line [in the script] about how time has passed and how that feels… and hanging over all of it is the absence of Ed [Herrmann, who played Gilmore patriarch Richard], which, obviously the [revival] addresses. But that’s where we’re all starting from, and it feels so real. It’s hard to be here without him. You notice so many friendly faces and then a few that are missing. But more than anything, we just can’t believe it. All of the things that had to happen for this to happen.
TVLINE | Netflix had to happen!
Netflix had to be invented. The fans had to want it badly enough that they didn’t stop asking. The outpouring of enthusiasm and joy is just completely humbling and so appreciated. I sound like some terrible self-help guru, but I feel so full of appreciation. And then I look at the schedule, which is, like, 40 days of night work, and I’m like, “Oh, yeah! I remember this job!” [Laughs] But I’m even excited to do that. And just so excited to do this material. Amy sent me the scripts and I gobbled them right up. It’s all the positive aspects of running into someone you used to go out with with none of the downside. [Laughs] It’s like, “Hey, old friend! I’m happy to see you.”
TVLINE | Have you read all four scripts?
I haven’t read the last one. We just got it. They’re looong. [Laughs] I read “Winter,” “Spring” and “Summer.”
TVLINE | Are fans going to be happy?
[Pauses, adopts a serious, thoughtful tone] For sure. For sure. I read a scene with Kelly [Bishop, who plays matriarch Emily] today… and it was just completely alive. We have some really nice story together. And there’s definitely some resolution that we didn’t get [at the end of the series’ original run].
TVLINE | Lauren, you have the final script in your hands. Which means you are in possession of the final four words…
TVLINE | Did you skip ahead and read them?!
No. Amy already told them to me.
TVLINE | When?!
She didn’t realize that I didn’t know them. It’s actually been helpful not knowing them, because people ask me and I tell them I don’t know — because I really didn’t know. You know? So I asked her, “Who says them?” And she says, “Both of you.” That’s all I can say. It’s not, you know, in unison.
TVLINE | It’s an exchange.
TVLINE | Just hearing you talk about it gets me really excited.
Me too, Mike. I was completely satisfied with these scripts. It’s what I hoped it would be.
TVLINE | Twitter is exploding now that the news is official.
I haven’t seen anything because I’ve been in the table read and now I’m decorating my trailer here on set. I’m involved in throw pillows now — I’ll look at the Internet in a little bit. [Laughs] I’m really glad. It’s a treat to be at this point in my life and experience. I’m not like, “Oh, this probably happens all the time.” I have full appreciation and respect for what this moment is and I’m going to enjoy it as much as possible.
“Gilmore Girls” fans just got a clue to a longstanding series mystery.
As devotees are likely well aware, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino had an idea for how she’d like the show to end but left the show before its final season due to contract negotiation disagreements with the WB, meaning her ending never saw the light of day.
Specifically, Palladino has said she knows the series’ final four words, which – thanks to the upcoming “Gilmore Girls” Netflix reboot — will now finally air.
After the reboot at last became official earlier this week, series star Lauren Graham gave TVLine some details about the series, including a clue about those famously teased last words. Namely, that they are an exchange.
Amy already told them to me … She didn’t realize that I didn’t know them. It’s actually been helpful not knowing them, because people ask me and I tell them I don’t know — because I really didn’t know. You know? So I asked her, “Who says them?” And she says, “Both of you.” That’s all I can say. It’s not, you know, in unison.
Those of you who predicted one human being uttered all four of the final words — you are officially wrong!!!
Elsewhere in the interview, Graham opened up about returning to set — in particular, Lorelai and Rory’s house — for the first time since the original series went off the air in 2007.
“Alexis [Bledel] and I walked onto the set together and — I feel super emotional about a lot of it and I’m afraid I’m going to start crying at every turn — but walking onto that set really felt like something,” she said. “It felt like a lot of time had passed and it felt like we were just there. It felt amazing.”
They’re baaack! Just hours after Netflix and Warner Bros. Television announced that they are officially reviving Gilmore Girls, Lauren Graham shared a special message for fans of the show.
“We haven’t even started shooting and I haven’t even seen any of the scripts,” the actress, 48, revealed in a video posted by Logo TV on Friday, January 29, after the show won the New Now Next TV Honoree Award (the show airs Monday at 10 p.m. EST on Logo). “All I can tell you is it is because of you, the devoted fans, that I get to revisit this character and go back to this world. And we are all so excited and so thankful.”
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … for Gilmore Girls fans.
Here’s the buzz currently whipping Twitter up into a frenzy: According to TV Line and The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has reportedly closed a deal with Warner Bros. for a limited-series revival of Gilmore Girls, penned by series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and exec producer Daniel Palladino. Instead of a typical 10-episode series, reports says the Netflix deal involves four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies. This would mean Amy, who did not write the last season of GG due to a contract dispute, would finally get to have the last word (or four) on her series. But here’s the thing: All the big stars, including Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson, haven’t signed the dotted line yet.
Netflix will reboot the popular TV series “Gilmore Girls,” TVLine first reported Monday.
The streaming service will produce four 90-minute episodes, the news service added, and Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson are on board.
The comedy-drama premiered on the CW in 2000 and ran for 7 years.
Lauren attended the Bucatinsky Birthday Benefit For The Trevor Project on October 3rd. I added 3 pics of the evening to the gallery.
– October 3 | Bucatinsky Birthday Benefit For The Trevor Project
Thanks a lot to Claudia at Never Enough Design, I was able to add two beautiful new layouts to the site. One for the main website and one for the gallery. I am experiencing some errors here and there, but I am working very hard behind the scenes to fix them all! I hope to have them all sorted out within a few days.
I hope you enjoy our new looks just as much as I do!
Hi everyone! It feels so good to be back! As announced: Lauren Graham Fan moved to a new host. It took some time to move everything, but we’re back! I hope you didn’t forget to change the link from laurengrahamfan.org to laurengraham,org! Please bookmark the new URL, so you don’t have any trouble finding us.
Thanks a lot to everyone retweeting and favoriting our message on Twitter about the move <33 I updated the gallery with a few missing photoshoots from 2011.
– Outtakes > 2011 > Session 2 +1
– Outtakes > 2011 > Session 3 +1
– Outtakes > 2011 > Session 4 *new*
– Outtakes > 2011 > Session 5 *new*