For months “Gilmore Girls” fan have been waiting patiently to find out when they will get to see Lorelai and Rory back in action. Now, Netflix has announced the official premiere date for “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” with a special teaser trailer.
While the seasons may change, some things never will. Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel reunite to reprise their beloved roles of the mother-daughter, gabbing duo in this Netflix special. “A Year In The Life” includes four 90-minute chapters, each spanning one of the four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
TCA members got a sneak peek at the first two minutes of the premiere episode, and it was all about the famous back-and-forth patter.
Starting with Lorelai sitting on the iconic gazebo alone, sipping coffee, she was soon joined by her daughter Rory, fresh from a plane trip home — and how fresh she looked was all her mom could talk about. She told Rory how she should look and sound awful after being jammed into a “tin can” flying through the sky, “but instead, you look perfect.”
“How long’s it been?” Lorelai said.
“Feels like years,” Rory replied, nodding to the time that has passed since they last played the characters.
When asked what it was like to go back to Stars Hollow, Graham said, “It was easy [and] exhilarating. […] It brought me back to the first time I played this part, and I couldn’t believe I got to do it again.”
“It really felt like no time had passed,” Bledel added. “It’s all on the page.”
The writers agreed, as Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino praised Netflix for resurrecting the series.
“It’s really just there to tell stories,” Sherman-Palladino said, noting how she was excited about not writing for commercials about “soap and tampons” anymore.
“When it hit Netflix, a whole new generation came up to us and started talking to us about the show,” Palladino said. “We pitched exactly what it ended up as: four, 90-minute chapters.”
But is this the end, or will there be more “Gilmore Girls” after these new episodes? No one would say.
“This is what it is,” Sherman-Palladino said. “We put this together, we told these stories, and we put them back out into the universe.”
Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who executive produces, writes and directs the four parts with Daniel Palladino, the series sees the return of most of its original cast including Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale, Kelly Bishop and Rory’s love interests played by Jared Padalecki, Milo Ventimiglia and Matt Czuchry.
“Gilmore Girls” debuted in 2000 and ran for seven seasons, ending in 2007. At the end of the series, Rory left her hometown of Stars Hollow to join a political campaign and begin her life as a journalist. The revival will pick up years later, catching fans up with everything that has happened with the Gilmore women.
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will premiere globally on Netflix on November 25. Check out the teaser below.