A new season of “Gilmore Girls” was announced in Jan. 2016 as being in the works with Netflix. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is breathing new life into the comedy. The new mini-series has been dubbed “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.”
The original series ended with Rory going off to follow then-Senator Barack Obama on the campaign trail for his White House bid. Lorelai was last seen sharing a steamy kiss with Luke Dane, owner of Luke’s Diner and frequent character on the show.
It’s the year for revivals and fans are definitely lining up to see what Rory and Lorelai Gilmore are up to next. The return to Stars Hollow is much anticipated, and the new trailer, released Oct. 25, only adds to fan excitement.
The four episode mini-series follows one year in Lorelai and Rory’s lives. Each episode takes place in one of the four seasons of the year and are named accordingly: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Lorelai and Rory are just as sarcastic and witty as they’ve always been in the new trailer, throwing out some familiar quips that reference other episodes of the beloved show. Rory returns to Stars Hollow, unsure what to do with her life and where she’s going. She’s quoted as saying, “I have no job. I have no credit. I have no underwear.”
Lorelai is seeming just as lost in her relationship with Luke. While Lorelai is definitely more likely to start looking for more, what exactly is she looking for? In the trailer, she’s seen with Emily, her mother, talking about getting rid of things in life that don’t please her. Apparently, this includes dining room chairs.
Fan favorites are all making comebacks, including Rory’s three infamous exes: Jess, Dean and Logan. Melissa McCarthy is also coming back to Stars Hollow in her first nationally recognized roll as Lorelai’s best friend, Sookie St. James. Other characters to return include Paris Geller, Luke Danes and Kirk.
Sadly, Richard Gilmore, Lorelai’s father and Rory’s grandfather, will not be making a reappearance. The actor who played him, Edward Herrman, passed away Dec. 31, 2014.
There has been no confirmation on whether or not Rory’s father, Christopher, will be making an appearance in the series.
Netflix will be releasing the revival on Nov. 25. The trailer for the show is available to watch on YouTube.