The Obsessive Fan’s Complete Guide to the Gilmore Girls Reboot So Far
If you use the Internet with any regularity (we’re gonna go ahead and bet that you do), you’ve likely come across some news about Netflix‘s upcoming Gilmore Girls reboot. We’ve certainly spilled our share of text on the subject, and are fully fine with our level of giddiness over even the slightest of clues that surface what feels like every other day now. With just over two months to go until the premiere, we thought we’d compile everything we know to date in a one-stop-shop guide for
us you, the obsessive GG fan.
1. What’s it called? A few months ago, Netflix revealed with the most GG-appropriate artwork possible (a cup of black coffee) that the revival would be titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
2. How many episodes do we get? Four. Before you cry at how short that is, know that each episode is 90 minutes long. So we don’t really get four Gilmore Girls episodes, it’s more like we get four Gilmore Girls movies. Very here for this.
3. Who’s in it? Hoo boy, okay. The reveals for the cast have been most of the fun in this slow rollout of info. In short, all of your core faves will be returning — yes, even Melissa McCarthy as Sookie, after some will-she-won’t-she drama was resolved when she announced she’d return. As for the rest?
- Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore are givens.
- Luke, Rory’s dad and Jason will be back to possibly vie for Lorelai’s love. And maybe Max.
- Dean, Jess and Logan will also all return to vie for Rory’s love (we’re assuming).
- All your Stars Hollow faves will show face: Sookie and Jackson, Michel, Kirk, Lane, Mrs. Kim, Lane’s Hep Alien bandmates, Babette, Morey, Taylor, Miss Patty, Gypsy, April (Luke’s daughter), Caesar, Andrew from the bookstore and Tom the local carpenter. PHEW.
- Paris, Doyle, Finn, Colin and Robert will be on hand to rep Yale, alongside Rory and Logan.
- Of course, one notable exception is Richard Gilmore, Lorelai’s dad, as the actor who played him, Edward Herrmann, sadly passed away in 2014.
- There will also be some new faces, including the girl who played Lauren Graham’s daughter on Parenthood, Mae Whitman. This should be interesting!
4. What’s it about? Well, good question! So far, from the first page of the first episode’s script and the trailer, all we know is that Rory and Lorelai are in FINE banter form. The sneak preview pics that Netflix gave us don’t really tell us much either. And the official social accounts seem to like to post things that are meaningful to the show’s history at large, and might not be hints at new episodes. So, in short: NO CLUE.
5. Well then, what are fans speculating it’s about? This is the real question. There have been so many hints either sleuthed out or not-so-sneakily hinted at from the Gilmore Girls crew themselves that it’s hard to keep up. Here are some of the best theories:
- There will be a wedding. This was one of the first major spoilers that made its way online.
- Rory is a teacher now (per the photo above).
- Lorelai is pregnant.
- People return and the whole town will come together for Richard Gilmore’s funeral.
- Rory ends up with Logan.
- Rory’s exes will all get closure.
Ugh, see? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?! Of course, the biggest mystery of all remains those famous “last four words.” Show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has said for years that she knew the final four words that would rightfully end the series. She wasn’t on the show anymore when the original series wrapped, so now, we finally get those four words.
6. When is it on? The series will premiere on Friday, November 25, appearing overnight so it’ll be there when you wake up. Can’t wait that long? Watch or binge-re-watch the original series on Netflix RN. GO!
What do YOU think will happen in the Gilmore Girls reboot? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Images via Netflix)