While Netflix is still riding high on the success of Fuller House – which has been renewed for a second season – that’s only the beginning of the streaming giant’s journey into the current age of TV revivals. Much beloved long-running WB/CW dramedy Gilmore Girls is also set to make a grand return on Netflix, in the form of a revival season entitled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Previously, Netflix has played coy as to when fans would finally get to see the new episodes, only saying that they would arrive later in 2016.
Netflix has now released an announcement video revealing that the Gilmore Girls revival will arrive worldwide this November. All four 90-minute episodes of A Year in the Life – so named because each of its installments is set during a different season – will be available for binging at that point (see the video above for the proof).
It also has to be an extremely cathartic moment for series creator and showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino, who famously wasn’t involved with the final aired season of Gilmore Girls after not being able to come to terms on a deal with the then newly formed CW. At the time, many fans found themselves disappointed by season 7, and noted that the absence of Sherman-Palladino’s guiding hand was noticeably absent from the proceedings. Now, Sherman-Palladino gets to (presumably) end Gilmore Girls on her own terms, and give her series the send-off it and its fans truly deserve.
Of course, Sherman-Palladino isn’t the only one coming back. In addition to the obvious returns of lead actresses Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as the titular Girls, nearly every notable supporting cast member from the series’ original run is also set to once again venture into Stars Hollow. (Save, sadly, for the late Edward Herrmann, who passed away in 2015.)
From Scott Patterson as Luke to Jared Padalecki as Dean – an amusing name in hindsight when one considers his current gig on Supernatural – to Milo Ventimiglia as Jess, pretty much everyone a long-time fan might want to get reacquainted with will be present and accounted for. For a while, the biggest question mark casting wise was whether now A-list star Melissa McCarthy would reprise the role of Sookie, but she too eventually signed on the dotted line.
Will Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life fully satisfy those who’ve been waiting years for a revival? It’s hard to say, as it’s easy for a highly anticipated project to become crushed under the weight of fan expectations. That said, all the necessary pieces are in place for things to turn out well.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life arrives on Netflix worldwide on November 25th, 2016.