'Gilmore Girls' revival courtesy of Netflix: What's next for Stars Hallow

It's been more than eight years since we said our goodbyes to the Gilmore girls, Lorelai and Rory. The final season left many questions unanswered and so many fans unsatisfied. Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show's creator and executive producer, has teased fans for years with the final four words she would have ended the series with and with talks of a revival in the works, one can only hope that we might finally get the closure we need.

So far, it's rumored that the revival will consist of four 90-minute episodes. Although cast negotiations are still in the beginnings, it's expected that Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson will return to Stars Hollow.

As someone obsessed with the town of Stars Hollow, here's what I want to see happen in the revived series:

Lorelai and Luke


They may not have been official at the end, but if all that time has passed and they still haven't gotten married, I won't make it past the first episode. I want the revived series to confirm the hopes I have in my heart, that the two have finally gotten hitched and started a life together.

Stars Hollow Starbucks


Lorelai probably is the sole reason Starbucks stays in business in Stars Hollow, after she earned all 30 stars in a week to receive her gold card. While I don't think she'd be obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes, I can imagine Lorelai ordering a caramel macchiato, probably adding a few extra shots to the drink to get her caffeine fix.

Dr. Paris Geller, J.D.


Paris may have to choose medical school over law school, but knowing Paris, she won't be satisfied with just becoming a medical doctor. Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if Paris became the Dean of Medicine at a renowned hospital, still happily married to Doyle, who is now a successful journalist.

Rory's bookshelf


There's been so many amazing bestsellers since the series called it quits in 2007. I can imagine that Rory's Goodreads list would be constantly growing. I'd like to think that she would have devoured today's popular writers, like John Green or Gillian Flynn.

Dedicated Rory


In the earlier seasons, school mattered more to Rory than anything. Unfortunately, that changed as she started dating. Here's to hoping that eight years later, she stops letting her relationship problems take center stage.

2016 Campaign Rory


When the series ended in 2007, Rory was headed to cover Obama's campaign trail. I'm excited to see where Rory's journalism career has taken her. While Rory could easily be written to become a successful editor-in-chief of a publication, I want her on the edge of a campaign trail. Who needs a five year plan when you have breaking news? (Also, Mr. Huntzberger was totally wrong — Rory is cut out to be a journalist.)

Rory's Love Life


There have been rumors that Rory's main love interests (Dean, Jess and Logan) might be making an appearance in the revived series. It seems likely that she would end up with one of them, but which one? Will she choose her high school sweetheart, her creative match or Mr. Perfect?

Richard Gilmore


Edward Herrmann passed away in December 2014 after battling brain cancer, even after Richard promised Emily Gilmore could die first. At the reunion panel this summer, the cast left a seat empty for him. I wouldn't be surprised if Sherman-Palladino created some sort of tribute toward's Rory's grandfather during the series. All I can hope is that Richard Gilmore would still be as proud of Rory today as he once was.

Kelly Bishop


Emily is a queen thanks to Kelly Bishop. If Sherman-Palladino produces the revival, I'm sure that she'll bring Bishop back on cast. After "Gilmore Girls," Kelly Bishop took a similar role in Sherman-Palladino's ballet drama "Bunheads." Say what you want about Emily, but she's one of the best characters on the show.



April gets blamed for ending Luke and Lorelai's relationship, which is why most "Gilmore Girls" fans would be fine if she was left out of the revival. I want April to finally get a little credit as a character.

Netflix is seems to be our fairy godmother when it comes to bringing back our favorite old shows. I'm just hoping that a "Gilmore Girls" revival can finally give me the closure I need.

Related Links:

10 new Netflix releases to kick off the new year

10 movies to make your next "Netflix and Chill" session the best one yet

Reach the reporter at dlbarnet@asu.edu or follow @danicalbarnett on Twitter.

Like The State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.

Get the best of State Press delivered straight to your inbox.



This website uses cookies to make your expierence better and easier. By using this website you consent to our use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie Policy.