Wherever Rory and Lorelai lead, we’ll willingly follow. And the mother-daughter duo are leading us to our living rooms this coming November.
It’s finally happening you guys! The long-anticipated revival of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will finally premiere on Netflix’s streaming service in 4 months time and we’re already starting the countdown.
The upcoming limited series will be divided into 4 episodes, each mini-chapters/movies will be 90 minutes long, and are named after seasons – “Winter”, “Spring”, “Summer”, and “Fall”. Show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino previously explained to TVLine on why she made the decision to name the episodes after seasons.
“We didn’t really want to do a reboot of the series. We thought if we were going to do something, we wanted to do something a little special. I love Sherlock. And I love their format, because their [episodes are more] than just an episode. They’re upwards of 90 minutes long sometimes. So we thought, “Why don’t we do something like that?”” she said.
“Originally we were going to pitch 3 [episodes]. And then we thought… 4 seasons, because seasons were so big with the show. It was snow and fall and spring and festivals… it defined [Stars Hollow] a lot. And we thought that’d be a lovely way to catch up with all 3 of our Gilmore Girls over the course of a year,” Sherman-Palladino added.
The 90-second teaser opens with a tour around Stars Hollow before cutting to Rory and Lorelai’s kitchen table scene where Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham’s characters are once again talking nonsense. We know that the show is a bit more modern because they’re discussing Amy Schumer and John Oliver.
In response to the teaser, Schumer tweeted, saying, “I’ve only done two water sports and they took pictures of it both times. I promise I usually just lay there (sex too)“, referencing to the scene where Rory was telling her mum that the female comedian wouldn’t be too fond of her because of her lack of interest in water sports.
Watch the clip below to find out what the exchange is about:
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will arrive on Netflix 25th November 2016.