TVLine reports that the entire season will take place over the course of one calendar year, with each of the four 90-minute mini-movies/episodes devoted to events that take place in one of the four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. If that wasn't intriguing enough, there's also more good news happening behind the scenes, according to TVLine:
We like that they're not going to pretend that the entire cast hasn't aged almost a decade, and deal with life in the present. And one present-day moment the series clearly needs to address is the loss of beloved Grandpa Gilmore, to mark actor Edward Herrmann's real-life death in 2014. We have plenty more ideas where that came from, and we're excited to see what the Palladinos have in store. We're also excited that Lauren Graham's non-denial of the news appears accurate.
AS-P ["GG" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino] and exec producer Daniel Palladino (AKA Team Palladino) will write and direct the entire revival, which will be set in the present day (or roughly eight years after the series ended). Negotiations with the show's primary cast — Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson — are said to be underway.
As for the season conceit, it definitely makes sense, considering how important winter/snow is to Lorelai (Graham) in particular. We'd love to see the series end with winter to reflect that significance. Maybe this revival will conclude with someone's wedding in a snow-covered Stars Hallow? We can't wait to find out.
Now if only we could somehow find a way to convince Mother Nature to cook up a bunch of new, different seasons so this revival could be longer...
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