How has it been hours since the news broke that a Gilmore Girls revival might be coming to Netflix without Warner Bros. or Netflix confirming that this spark of hope is nothing but a spark? While the official statement from both has been, "We are not commenting," the Internet has taken the news and run with it down memory lane to the town of Stars Hollow and the diner in which Lorelai and Rory Gilmore would exchange fast-paced quips over coffee while Luke gazed upon them in gruff affection. TVLine has gone on to report that the Gilmore Girls revival will have an eight year time skip, as one would expect considering it has been almost a decade since the final episode of the show aired. But could the time skip be even more significant than that? As in, could it be all the proof we need that the revival is coming out very soon?
The final episode of Gilmore Girls aired on May 15, 2007. You know, just over eight years ago. Could it be that maybe, just maybe, while everyone is busy neither confirming nor denying that a revival is in the works, the revival has actually been filming under the radar this entire time? Could it be that maybe, just maybe, brand new episodes of the Gilmore Girls set in 2015 are already in production, and Netflix is just waiting for the right time to drop a trailer that will break the Internet faster than Kim Kardashian ever could? Could it be that maybe, just maybe, the Gilmore Girls revival might be available as early as 2016 at the latest?
OK, OK, I might be getting a little ahead of myself. After all, this a huge leap to make when, again, no one has outright confirmed that this revival is even happening. Something could always fall through that would make the rumor of this disappear as quickly as summer does; without a confirmation, we literally have nothing but our own hopes, dreams, and longing for one of the greatest shows on television in the '00s to come back to our TV screens and resolve all the questions that we wish we had answered. All the details that TVLine have been giving us have only been making me more and more excited to see what a potential revival could have to offer, but I'd hate to put all my eggs in one basket only to have them smashed against the pavement, you know?
I just can't believe the rumored eight year time skip is a coincidence when the show ended exactly eight years ago. I just can't, you guys. It may be naive and it may be jumping the gun, but I'd like to believe there's a chance I might get new episodes of Gilmore Girls before I even get the next season of Orange Is The New Black. With a single breaking news article, TVLine has opened a door to a world of possibility that no one has yet managed to shut for me. Let's keep our fingers crossed and our eyes peeled for more information about the potential revival — in between marathon re-watches, of course.
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