First full Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life trailer arrives
Staff Reporter | On 25, Oct 2016Reading time: 7 mins
The first full trailer for Netflix’s Gilmore Girls reunion has finally arrived.
The four-part TV event, called A Year in the Life, brings back all the characters from Amy Sherman-Palladino’s TV series to show us, well, a year in their life.
And so, we head back to Stars Hollow nine years after we last dropped in – only to find each of our leading ladies at a major crossroad: Lorelai’s relationship with Luke is at an unnerving standstill (“I thought I knew exactly what I wanted and where I was going but lately…”); Rory’s budding journalism career in New York has stalled before it’s even begun (“I have no job, I have no credit, I have no underwear!”); and Emily’s world is turned upside down following the untimely passing of her beloved husband, Richard.
The four 90-minute chapters – each spanning one season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall – will revisit everything you remember in the whimsical Connecticut town, from the quaint corner diner to the dreamy Dragonfly Inn, all wrapped up in a fast-talking, quick-witted mother-daughter love story. Basically, it looks as awesome as you hoped it would.
The whole thing is released on Netflix on Friday 25th November, which means there’s exactly one month to go. Here’s the trailer:
New Gilmore Girls posters show us a year in the life
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life finally arrives on Netflix in November.
The show’s revival, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, will bring together the old gang from Stars Hallow for four episodes, one dedicated to each season, charting a year in the life of Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel).
Now, Netflix is giving us a taste of that seasonal approach, with the release of four new posters, one for winter, one for spring, one for summer, and one for autumn. It’s the kind of thing that makes you ponder the passage of time, the cyclical nature of life and friendships, and also why the Gilmore Girls don’t have any winter clothing.
All four feature-length episodes premiere on Netflix on Friday 25th November. You can see a trailer here.
New Gilmore Girls trailer will have you feeling nostalgic
6th October 2016
It’s only a matter of weeks until the Gilmore Girls reunite on Netflix – but it’s been 16 years since the show first began.
To celebrate its anniversary yesterday, the streaming site spent the day looking back over the years at the show’s best bits with a new video.
The trailer sees cast members Jared Padalecki (Dean), Milo Ventimiglia (Jess), and Keiko Agena (Lane) reminisce about the previous seven seasons of the show, from the fast-paced dialogue to the way the cast and crew bonded. And, of coure, Lauren Graham (Lorelai) and Alexis Bledel (Rory) are on hand as well to share their own memories.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which consists of four episodes, one for each season, premieres on Netflix on Friday 25th November.
Netflix is releasing Gilmore Girls all at once due to fear of fan outrage
16th August 2016
Netflix has chosen to release all of its Gilmore Girls reunion at once due to fear of fan outrage, the streaming service has revealed.
The much-anticipated revival of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s series (called Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life) was revealed at the start of the year, with the limited event spanning four feature-length chapters – one for each season of the year. The show’s creator wanted to have the series released in stages, with one or two episodes at a time. Netflix, though, overruled, opting instead for its traditional dump of all instalments on Friday 25th November.
“I told them I was going to hang myself with a shower curtain if they put them all out at once, and they said, ‘Wow, OK,'” she joked at the Television Critics Association panel for the programme recently. “It’s such a journey and it’s such a build to the last four words…”
Speaking to TVLine, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos admitted it was fear of fervent fans that promoted Netflix to stick with what it knows.
“If we would not have [released them] all at once the fans would’ve killed us,” he said. “I’m petrified of those fans; they are so passionate.”
Sherman-Palladino has obviously made peace with the idea.
“You don’t always get what you want,” she commented. “The good outweighs the bad in the sense that this is a wonderful place to create things and do things in a different way.”
Does the Netflix model mean there’s a risk that those crucial final four words could be spoiled?
Sarandos commented: “Yes, people will do that, but people are also good at avoiding [spoilers].”
Gilmore Girls revival officially coming to Netflix
30th January 2016
It’s official: the Gilmore Girls are getting back together for a Netflix series.
Last year, unofficial reports surfaced that a revival of the coming-of-age show could be in the works. Now, star Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore to you and us) has officially confirmed that the show is indeed returning, with Alexis Bledel reprising her role as Lorelai’s daughter, Rory.
— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) January 29, 2016
Other stars returning include Scott Patterson and Kelly Bishop, alongside Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena. The actors took to Twitter to celebrate the news, with fans responding accordingly.
— Scott G. Patterson (@ScottGPatterson) January 30, 2016
— KeikoAgena (@KeikoAgena) January 29, 2016
There is no official word from Netflix yet on the number of episodes in what has been described as “the final season”, but creator and EP Amy Sherman-Palladino – alongside fellow EP Daniel Palladino – will write and direct all of them. TVLine, though, reports that the series will span four episodes of 90 minutes, with Warner Bros. Television President and Chief Content Officer Peter Roth revealing that each chapter represents a different season over the course of one calendar year. The new episodes of Gilmore Girls will be produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner.
Speculation surrounding the series’ return has been widespread since it ended way back in 2006 on The CW, with Amy saying at a festival last year that if they did it, they would “do it correctly”.
Indeed, the chance to give the series a proper send-off will hold some appeal: after a contract dispute with Warner, she left the show before its (formerly) final season, meaning that she was unable to end the programme with the final four words she had always planned from the beginning.
Roth said that the show will conclude “appropriately, properly and I think with great satisfaction”.
“I know [the four final words],” he added, “but I’m not going to tell you what they are.”
Graham, who spoke to TVLine just after a table read of the first episode (which took place while the Internet was exploding with excitement last night), added some insight into those crucial words:
“I asked [Amy], “Who says them?” And she says, “Both of you.” That’s all I can say. It’s not, you know, in unison.”
The news continues Netflix’s current trend of bringing back old shows, from Canadian high-school series Degrassi to 1980s sitcom Full House. In fact, everyone in TV is currently enjoying a wave of nostalgia, as The X-Files returns to Channel 5 in February for eight episodes and 24 recently returned for Live Another Day.
“The outpouring of enthusiasm and joy is just completely humbling and so appreciated,” said Graham of fans’ calls for the show to return.
“When I walked onto the set for the first time,” she added, “we had to do a camera test and… the house. [She gets choked up] It’s on a different stage but it’s… the house. Alexis [Bledel] and I walked onto the set together and — I feel super emotional about a lot of it and I’m afraid I’m going to start crying at every turn — but walking onto that set really felt like something.”