Netflix changed the game for fans earlier this year when they confirmed news that a Gilmore Girls revival was in the works. Though the show ended way back in 2007, it’s garnered fans of all ages in recent years, thanks to Netflix’s decision to stream all seven seasons of the show. The company has decided to capitalize on this success by getting its production arm in the game, and thus Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was born. The four-part series will premiere exclusively on the streaming service this fall.
Gilmore Girls, which originally aired on The WB/CW, follows the lives of Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel), as they grow together in the small town of Stars Hollow. The series garnered fan attention for its quippy, fast-paced dialogue and emotional depth. Now, A Year in the Life markets itself on nostalgia, by encouraging fans to come home to Stars Hollow. Today, the series used National Coffee Day to this end, by releasing another poster which features Lorelai, Rory, and the thing they love most (besides each other): coffee. Check it out, via Twitter, below:
The post features a twist on the previous poster for A Year in the Life — this time, protagonists Lorelai and Rory Gilmore hide cheekily behind huge cups of coffee. One cannot help reading the caption, “Drink it. Shoot it. Eat it. Snort it. Whatever form it’s in, gimme,” in the voice of the ever-inappropriate Lorelai.
It’s a brilliant move for the series to call attention to National Coffee Day, since so many of the show’s trademark fast-paced conversations take place between Lorelai and Rory over a cup of joe at Luke’s Diner. As the show’s four-part revival takes viewers through each of the four seasons, coffee will undoubtedly play an important role in each ninety-minute episode. This shows that fans can really expect to see a revival that respects the original source material and all its quirks — and we would expect nothing less, since series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is coming back on as a writer-director. Though this is not Netflix’s first effort to capitalize on fan nostalgia (Fuller House, anyone?), it’s likely it will be their most successful. With all of the original series available to stream, and more material on the way, there’s no doubt that the Gilmore Girls fandom will last for many generations — much like Lorelai and Rory’s caffeine addiction.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiers worldwide on Netflix on Nov. 25.
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