Rumors of a Gilmore Girls reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (October 18) as reports claimed that The WB confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 19/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 20 years since Gilmore Girls first aired?! (20 years, 14 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Gilmore Girls end?
When Gilmore Girls came to an end after 7 years in May 2007, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel), Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Gilmore Girls reunion disappoint people?
Gilmore Girls aired from 2000-2007 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Graham said she's not sure if Gilmore Girls would work today. “I don't want to see old Lorelai Gilmore,” she told a journalist (Graham turned 53 in March). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Gilmore Girls movie?
In a recent interview, Kelly Bishop (who played Emily Gilmore) said she can't imagine a Gilmore Girls reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Melissa McCarthy has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Gilmore Girls movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Gilmore Girls film, Sean Gunn stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Gilmore Girls reboot?
Recasting Gilmore Girls for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Gilmore Girls reunion, a Gilmore Girls movie, or a Gilmore Girls reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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