If you were a fan of Gilmore Girls during its original 2000-2007 run, you’ll likely be aware that everyone’s favourite fast-talking, coffee-swilling, small-town mother-daughter duo are soon to return to our screens.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will premiere across the world on Netflix on 25 November 2016, in a reunion run consisting of just four 90-minute episodes. Each will focus on a different season – although it’s not yet clear whether Netflix will release all of the episodes at once, or stagger them over a period of time.
And to ramp up anticipation for Lorelei, Rory, Luke, Sookie et al’s return, Netflix has just released a new featurette video – in which the present-day cast discuss what it is that makes Gilmore Girls so special.
Alexis Bledel – who is probably still best-known for her starring role as smart, savvy teenager Rory Gilmore – says that she was surprised to be asked to take part in a reunion season. “We never could have imagined that we’d get a chance to come back."
“It’s a great group of people, an amazing group of actors," she adds. "Every role is very thoughtfully cast.”
The featurette video confirms that Rory’s three main love interests from the show’s original run – Dean, Jess and Logan– will be reappearing in the new season. In the clip, Matt Czurchy, who played rich-kid-with-hidden-depths Logan, observes that Gilmore Girls was always distinguished from other sitcoms by the quality of the writing.
“Their scripts are so intelligent [and] witty,” he notes. “And of course there’s the pace with their dialogue that’s like no other.”
Lauren Graham, who plays wisecracking single mother Lorelei Gilmore, struggles to choose what she loves most about Gilmore Girls. “There’s so many things that are my favourite about doing this show,” she says. “But honestly, just playing this character is my favourite part.”
Ultimately, Graham says, the show “just captures people’s imagination… We couldn’t have hoped for anything better.”
Amen to that – and roll on November…
Images: Rex Features