The Gilmore Girls revival is going to the dogs.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Lorelai’s idiosyncratic canine companion, Paul Anka, will be returning for Netflix’s four-part continuation.
As Gilmore faithful know, Lorelai adopted Paul Anka in Season 6 to help fill the Rory-sized void in her life (mother and daughter were going through a bit of a rough patch, you’ll recall). He remained by Lorelai’s side through the show’s seventh and final season.
Paula Anka, who will once again be played by dog-actor Sparky, joins a long list of Gilmore vets returning for the revival (click on the gallery below for the most up-to-date cast list).
Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and exec producer Daniel Palladino (AKA Team Palladino) are writing and directing all four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies. As TVLine exclusively revealed, each chapter will represent a different season over the course of one calendar year (as such, the episodes will be titled “Winter,” Spring,” Summer” and “Fall”). The revival will be set in the present day, or roughly eight years after the series ended (making Paul Anka about 120 in dog years).
Production on the tentatively-titled Gilmore Girls: Seasons is currently underway in Los Angeles.