Can you smell it? No, it's not the first snow approaching, it's the first new Gilmore Girls episode in roughly nine years approaching. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life picks up with Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) nine years after viewers last saw them in the 2007 series finale. Each episode in the four-part event series will be a different season in the life of the Gilmore girls.
When viewers return to Stars Hollow on Friday, Nov. 25, Lorelai and Luke (Scott Patterson) will be at a crossroads, Rory will be dealing with career issues and Emily (Kelly Bishop), Lorelai and Rory will all be processing the sudden loss of Gilmore patriarch Richard (Edward Herrmann).
Basically every single one of your favorite Stars Hollow residents and friends and family of the Gilmores will be in the revival, including Milo Ventimiglia as Jess (Seen above with Patterson as his uncle, Luke), Jared Padalecki, Matt Czuchry, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Liza Weil, Danny Strong, Yanic Truesdale and Sean Gunn.
Earlier this year Ventimiglia, who stars in NBC's This Is Us, told E! News what it was like revisiting the character of Jess again.
"It's interesting stepping away from a character and then going back to them. There's something about Jess that I always appreciated. It was at the very end that I thought for whatever angst, whatever broken spirit, whatever sly behavior he had, who he was at his core was a very, very good guy. I think that started to emerge as time went on. We got to the end of his existence on the show, you see him—he's not there for himself, to entertain himself, he's there to ask Rory real questions to get her thinking. I always respected that about the character," Ventimiglia said. "He grew up and he turned into a really decent guy. In terms of what are the lessons he went through, I think he had to have life lived. I think he had to experience heartbreak, he had to experience happiness, he had to experience all these things that we all come across in life, but we can only measure the scale of them when we have time. You're different from when you're 25 to when you're 35. You're different at 21 to 25. Everything changes. You can't unwatch things, you can't unhear things, you can't untaste foods or moments. I think who Jess turned out to be was just—he got to experience life and I think he became a really cool young guy."
Take a look at all the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life photos in the new gallery, including a sneak peek at Mrs. Kim (Emily Kuroda) in action with Lane (Agena) and Rory!
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life drops on Netflix on Friday, Nov. 25.