My fellow Gilmore Girls acolytes, we finally have some actual footage!
Netflix on Tuesday dropped the first trailer for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the streaming giant’s anticipated revival of the classic WB/CW series, so stop everything and push PLAY above. (Spoiler Alert: It. Is. Incredible.)
Among the key, spoilery takeaways (as outlined in our shot-by-shot gallery):
* Kirk crashes Emily’s Friday Night Dinner
* Lorelai is seeing a shrink (played by Broadway sensation Kerry Butler)
* To cope with Richard’s loss, Emily commissioned an XL portrait of him for her living room (much to Lorelai and Rory’s horror)
* Tori Spelling gets a shout-out
* There’s a baby pig loose in Stars Hollow
* Sookie is indeed back — and wreaking havoc in the Dragonfly Inn’s kitchen
Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and exec producer Daniel Palladino wrote and directed all four 90-minute episodes, each of which represents a different season over the course of one calendar year (as such, the episodes will be titled “Winter,” Spring,” Summer” and “Fall”).
Sherman-Palladino has billed the installments as “movie-lets” as opposed to traditional episodes of television — a description leading lady Lauren Graham backs up.
“Each one has a fairly big journey and are pretty distinct from each other,” she explains, singling out “Fall” — aka the revival’s quasi finale — as the installment that packs the most profound narrative punch.
“‘Fall’ has the biggest events,” she shares. “It’s the culmination of the journey, so there are a lot of moments. And a lot of soul-searching and resolution. ‘Fall’ is very emotional.’”
“Fall” also boasts those hotly anticipated final four words, and Graham warns fans to expect the unexpected. “I was surprised,” she confesses, before adding with a laugh.
“I thought they would be, like, ‘Goodbye, Stars Hollow.’” Any other words we can safely rule out? Deadpans Graham: “‘I’m actually a vampire.’ End. Scene.”
The four-part Gilmore revival will be released on Friday, Nov. 25 at 12:01 am PT on Netflix.