Producer Gavin Polone sued Warner Bros. on Thursday, accusing the network of using creative accounting practices to deprive him of residuals for the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, represents the fourth dispute between Polone and the studio over Gilmore Girls residuals in the last 16 years.
In the wake of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life‘s runaway success, Netflix has begun exploring the possibility of a second revival. The streamer’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says that “very preliminary” talks are underway with (presumably) Warner Bros. for more episodes.
A new Gilmore Girls may be witty, heartfelt and great. I hope so. But it will be a different thing, no matter how much of the original talent returns, because there’s one thing even the best-funded, best-intentioned reboot can’t restore: lost time.
Sources confirm that Netflix has 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. Although negotiations with the cast are only now beginning, all of the major players — most notably Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson — are expected back for the continuation. Additionally, according to multiple insiders, the revival will consist of four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies.
Austin, Texas, a city best known for its heat, food and fun has become the psuedo home to the TV industry this weekend as the ATX TV Festival returns to the city for its 4th year — or “season,” as they call it. Just four years ago, the festival was “7 people in a room,” jokes co-founder Emily Gipson. This year, they will take over the 1,200-seat Paramount Theater for a Gilmore Girls reunion panel.