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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is a 4-episode eighth season on Netflix, which premiered 25 November 2016.

Synopsis

Picking up nine years after we last ​dropped in on the whimsical Connecticut town, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life finds each of our ​leading ladies at a major crossroad: Lorelai’s relationship with Luke is at an unnerving standstill; Rory’s budding journalism career in New York has stalled before it's even begun; and Emily’s world is turned upside down following the untimely passing of her beloved husband, Richard.

Plot

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
The first episode commences approximately four months after Richard Gilmore has passed away.[1] Luke and Lorelai are not married... yet – they are now engaged![2] Rory teaches at Chilton (at least part time/guest lecturing).[3] There will also be a musical taking place in Stars Hollow and, judging by the look of Rory and Lorelai's outifts, set in the '70s?[4]

Format

Each 90-minute episode is named after a season, i.e. 'Winter', 'Spring', 'Summer' and 'Fall', which is also the famous chorus of Gilmore Girls title song artist Carole King's new theme song, 'You've Got a Friend'.[5]

Starring

Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore[6]
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore[7]
Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore[7]
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes[7]
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James[8]
Keiko Agena as Lane Kim[7]
Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard[9]
Liza Weil as Paris Geller[7]
and Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason[10]

Supporting cast

Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville[11]
Emily Kuroda as Mrs. Kim[12]
Sally Struthers as Babette Dell[13]
Liz Torres as Miss Patty[14]
Michael Winters as Taylor Doose[15]
Ted Rooney as Morey Dell[16]
David Sutcliffe as Christopher Hayden[17]
Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger[18]
Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano[19][20]
Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester[17]

Recurring cast

Alex Borstein as Drella[2]
Rose Abdoo as Gypsy[21]/Berta
Mike Gandolfi as Andrew[22]
Brian Tarantina as Bootsy[2]
John Cabrera as Brian Fuller
Todd Lowe as Zack Van Gerbig[23]
Jim Jansen as Reverend Archie Skinner[2]
Sebastian Bach as Gil[24]
Chris Eigeman as Jason Stiles[25]
Danny Strong as Doyle McMaster[26]
Vanessa Marano as April Nardini[27]

Minor cast

Dakin Matthews as Headmaster Charleston[28]
Biff Yeager as Tom[29]
Aris Alvarado as Caesar[30]
Carole King as Sophie Bloom[31]
Alex Borstein as Miss Celine[2]
Gregg Henry as Mitchum Huntzberger[32]
Nick Holmes as Robert[33]

New characters

Ezra Dewey as Steve Van Gerbig, Lane's 9-year-old son
Lucas Jaye as Kwan Van Gerbig, Lane's 9-year-old son
Claudia de Vasco as Clementina[35]
Carolyn Hennesy as Toni, a member of the DAR[36]
Dan Bucatinsky as Jim Nelson, a magazine editor
Brandon Ruiter as Damon, an 'eager 20-something'
Jack Carpenter as Paul, 30-something
Sutton Foster as Violet
Mae Whitman as Marcy[37]
Stacey Oristano as Allie[38]
Bailey De Young as Heidi[39]
Alex Kingston as Naomi Shropshire[40]

Episodes

# EP # TITLE WRITTEN BY DIRECTED BY AIRDATE
154 1
Winter
Amy Sherman-Palladino 25
November
2016
155 2
Spring
Daniel Palladino 25
November
2016
155 3
Summer
Daniel Palladino 25
November
2016
157 4
Fall
Amy Sherman-Palladino 25
November
2016

Trivia

  • Season 8 was temporarily titled Gilmore Girls: Seasons.[41]
  • Shooting commenced February 2, 2016[41] and concluded May 10, 2016.[42]
  • There is more background story for Michel Gerard.[43]
  • All episodes were directed and have been written by Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.[5]
  • Each episode (or chapter) runs 90 minutes.[44][45][6][46][47]
  • The infamous 'last four words' of the series is feature![48]
  • Creator Sherman-Palladino and husband Daniel Palladino pitched the seasonal four-installment series around May 2015.[5]
  • Gilmore Girls being put on Netflix played a large part in making the revival happen.[5]
  • Season seven, which did not involve the original series creator, is accounted for.[49]
  • Jared Padalecki appears in one scene as Dean Forester, which Padalecki states is really good and he felt, personally, that he got closure for the character.
  • The death of Richard Gilmore, portrayed by the late Edward Herrmann, who passed away in December 2014, is a part of and respectfully influences the story.[49]
  • Lane's twin boys appear[44] in 2 episodes: Winter (8.01) and Fall (8.04)[50].
  • Along with a plethora of new characters.[44]
  • Lorelai's dog, Paul Anka, also appears.
  • Mae Whitman portrayed Lauren Graham's daughter on the NBC drama series Parenthood.
  • The theme song used in the first seven seasons is not present as the opening song in season 8. It is however heard in the ending credits.
  • The reboot is left in a cliffhanger after Rory revealed to be pregnant in "Fall" (8.04).

Media

12 Questions Still Haunting Gilmore Girls Fans

Photos

Season 8/Gallery

Notes and references

  1. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-seasons-netflix-spoilers-lorelai-luke/#!20/gilmore-girls-revival-richard-death/
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/01/gilmore-girls-netflix-everything-we-know
  3. http://www.ew.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-exclusive-photos/2551058_alexis-bledel
  4. https://www.buzzfeed.com/eleanorbate/oy-with-the-waiting-already?utm_term=.pqZw8JyKr#.tqBnxOjyl
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 http://tvline.com/2016/02/01/gilmore-girls-revival-spoilers-amy-sherman-palladino-interview/
  6. 6.0 6.1 https://twitter.com/thelaurengraham/status/693193513287049216
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 http://tvline.com/2016/02/06/gilmore-girls-revival-liza-weil-paris-returning-cast-netflix/
  8. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/melissa-mccarthy-returning-gilmore-girls-882006
  9. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-revival-cast-photos/#!13/michel/
  10. https://twitter.com/seangunn/status/693288303240581120
  11. https://twitter.com/jacksonveggies/status/700789443326652416
  12. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-revival-cast-photos/#!17/mrs-kim/
  13. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-revival-cast-photos/#!17/gilmore-girls-sally-struthers/
  14. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-revival-cast-photos/#!16/miss-patty/
  15. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-revival-cast-photos/#!14/taylor/
  16. https://twitter.com/CandiceCub/status/699757370746888192
  17. 17.0 17.1 http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/gilmore-girls-jared-padalecki-dean-netflix-revival-1201702723/
  18. http://tvline.com/2016/02/04/matt-czuchry-gilmore-girls-revival-logan-returns-cast-netflix/
  19. https://twitter.com/MiloVentimiglia/status/697552000611803136
  20. http://tvline.com/2016/02/11/gilmore-girls-milo-ventimiglia-interview-revival-jess/
  21. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-revival-cast-photos/#!15/gtpsy/
  22. https://twitter.com/MikeGandolfi/status/696532220618510336
  23. http://www.tvguide.com/news/gilmore-girls-revival-zach-miss-patty-todd-lowe-liz-torres/
  24. http://www.eonline.com/news/751612/gilmore-girls-latest-reunion-brings-back-a-surprising-group
  25. https://twitter.com/ChrisEigeman/status/714829096975339520
  26. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-revival-cast-photos/#!11/doyle/
  27. https://twitter.com/VanessaMarano/status/698179991184367616
  28. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-revival-cast-photos/#!26/gilmore/
  29. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-revival-cast-photos/#!25/tom/
  30. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-revival-cast-photos/#!29/caesar/
  31. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-revival-cast-photos/#!27/carole/
  32. https://twitter.com/THR/status/710188479146278912
  33. https://twitter.com/narcissusholmes/status/700213706416783360
  34. http://tvline.com/gallery/gilmore-girls-seasons-netflix-spoilers-lorelai-luke/#!10/gilmore-girls-revival-marty-wayne-wilcox/
  35. http://www.gilmorenews.com/2016/02/25/meet-the-new-nanny-clementina/
  36. http://www.cinemablend.com/television/1559630/gilmore-girls-is-bringing-back-one-of-its-best-sideplots
  37. http://tvline.com/2016/03/22/gilmore-girls-seasons-mae-whitman-revival-cast-lauren-graham/
  38. http://tvline.com/2016/03/29/gilmore-girls-revival-stacey-oristano-seasons-cast-bunheads/
  39. http://twitter.com/GilmoreGUpdates/status/710201080127299585
  40. http://zap2it.com/2016/07/gilmore-girls-alex-kingston-sutton-foster-other-new-characters/
  41. 41.0 41.1 http://tvline.com/2016/01/29/gilmore-girls-netflix-revival-cast-returning/
  42. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named :9
  43. http://www.people.com/article/yanic-truesdale-gilmore-girls-interview-melissa-mccarthy
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 http://www.buzzfeed.com/jarettwieselman/everything-we-know-about-the-gilmore-girls-revival#.uf2XWnG8D
  45. https://twitter.com/bustle/status/693194700736585728
  46. https://twitter.com/Variety/status/693192708635033601
  47. https://twitter.com/netflix/status/693193719046995968
  48. http://tvline.com/2016/01/29/lauren-graham-gilmore-girls-revival-interview-netflix/
  49. 49.0 49.1 http://tvline.com/2016/02/02/gilmore-girls-spoilers-netflix-revival-rory-dean-jess-logan/
  50. https://56.media.tumblr.com/ef1fbc2a389a047590afebfd342e8653/tumblr_o1djv4kbz41rbwfylo1_500.jpg/

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