Gilmore Girls, Gilmore Girls Revival


We're so close to Stars Hollow we can almost smell the burgers and coffee.

Netflix finally gave Gilmore Girls a premiere date (and a trailer!) during its summer press tour today, and as if that weren't enough, we also got a ton of scoop on what's to come when Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life drops on November 25.

While executive producers Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino, along with stars Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, and Scott Patterson couldn't spill all the secrets, they definitely gave us at least enough to get us to November.

Here's what we know:

Rory's living and working in London: The first couple of minutes of the "Winter" installment feature Rory returning to Stars Hollow from her new life in London and immediately jumping back into that famous mile-a-minute banter with Lorelai. It's meta as hell, and just beyond delightful.

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However, Rory's life is not perfect: According to Sherman-Palladino, she's in a place where she did everything right, like going to college, getting the job she wanted, and yet her life is not what she wanted it to be. "Because the world is changing now, I think that's something that a lot of 30-something, very well educated kids are going through, because they're turning around going, wait a minute, I did it! Why am I not getting where I need to go?"

Bledel told reporters that Rory gets into the newspaper business right when newspapers become irrelevant, which contributes to her struggles.

As for her love life, "people's questions will be answered," she says.

The movies will deal with Richard's death, which coincides with the cast mourning the real-life death of Edward Hermann. According to Graham, the death looming over both the show and the cast has given the show a "depth and emotional complexity."

That devastating aspect of the story is part of the crossroads that Lorelai, Rory, and Emily each find themselves on when the show picks back up. "What does the death of a husband mean to a woman who had a life very specific to her all these years. Where does she go from here?" Sherman-Palladino said of Emily, and then of Lorelai: "And a very single, but coupled, but independent woman who had these guards up her whole life to protect her daughter and protect herself and suddenly is looking at where am I now? Where's my comfort?"

Gilmore Girls, Gilmore Girls Revival


It's about the journey: While Sherman-Palladino's much anticipated final four words will be exciting to hear, it's not all about the four words. There's enough of a build throughout the four episodes that if some rude jerk spoils them before you get there, your life won't be ruined.

The seventh season will probably not be acknowledged. Sherman-Palladino, who was not involved in that final season, did not watch it, and only asked her friends what happened in it to make sure that what happened in it did not conflict with her plans for the revival. Apparently there was only one thing that occurred in season seven that messed with her plans, but she refused to share what that was. And we're kind of OK without knowing it.

All episodes will be announced at once, whether or not Amy Sherman-Palladino wanted it to happen that way. "The fans would kills us!" Netflix president Ted Sarandos said when asked why he went against her wishes.

There are no plans for more...yet. "It is what it is right now. We put this together, we told these stories, and now we throw them out into the universe," Sherman-Palladino said, before later adding: "But like I've said, when it comes to your family, you never fix your s--t."

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will arrive Friday, November 25 on Netflix.

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