Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham are reprising their roles as Rory Gilmore and Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life. The reboot of the series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino will premiere on Netflix of Nov. 25.
Bledel and Graham starred in the original series from 2000 to 2007. It debuted on The WB in 2000 and moved to The CW in 2006.
“It really felt like no time had passed,” Indie Wire quoted Bledel as saying. “It’s all on the page.”
For Graham, going back to Stars Hollow was easy and exhilarating. It brought her back to the first time she played the part and she could not believe she got to do it again, she said.
A sneak peek at the first two minutes of the Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life premiere episode was screened at the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour. It started with Lorelai sipping coffee while sitting on the iconic gazebo alone.
Fresh from a plane trip home, Rory then joins her mother. Lorelai asks her daughter, “How long’s it been?”
“Feels like years,” Rory replies. The dialogue subtly refers to the time that has passed since Bledel and Graham last played the characters.
Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life is divided into four chapters and each chapter is 90 minutes long. According to Sherman-Palladino, this was exactly what they pitched.
What the series creator did not confirm was the fate of the series after the four new chapters on Netflix. She and her husband Daniel Palladino executive produce, write and direct the four episodes.
Aside from Bledel and Graham, original cast members Melissa McCarthy, Kelly Bishop, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson and Yanic Truesdale are also in the reboot. Milo Ventimiglia, Jared Padalecki and Matt Czuchry are also reprising their roles as Rory’s love interests.