For nearly one year, the internet has swirled with talk of a Netflix-hosted Gilmore Girls revival — first came the rumors, then came the confirmation, then came the long-awaited news that Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Melissa McCarthy would reprise her role as fan-favorite sidekick, Sookie.
Now, another three pieces of the puzzle have finally come into place to make the project real: the title, the date and the first trailer.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will debut on Netflix in all of its global territories on Nov. 25, the SVOD has confirmed.
The miniseries will consist of four, 90-minute chapters, each spanning one of the four seasons of the year.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who executive produces, writes and directs the four 90-minute chapters with Daniel Palladino. The project is from Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The original Gilmore Girls was a critical and commercial success during its original nine-year run, with series lead Lauren Graham receiving a Golden Globe nomination and two Screen Actors Guild nominations for her role as Lorelei Gilmore. The series also received numerous awards and nominations from the Teen Choice Awards and the Young Artist Awards, and was listed as one of Time magazine’s top 100 television shows of all time in 2007.
Beyond the long-anticipated Gilmore Girls premiere, the global SVOD also announced another round of premiere dates for its original titles including:
- Docuseries Chef’s Table, which will return for a third season Sept. 2 (this season will be set in France);
- Anthology series Easy, written and directed by Joe Swanberg, which will premiere Sept. 22;
- Part two of the first season of The Ranch starring That 70’s Show duo Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, set to roll out Oct. 7;
- Sci-fi anthology Black Mirror, slated to return for season three Oct. 21;
- Romantic comedy Lovesick (formerly known as Scrotal Recall), returning for season two Nov. 17;
- Season two of the Beatles-inspired kid’s series Beat Bugs, which drops Nov. 18;
- New docuseries Captive, which looks at high-profile hostage situations, will premiere Dec. 9; and
- New family drama One Day at a Time, premiering Jan. 6.
New series and seasons confirmed that do not yet have a premiere date set include:
- Season two of Chelsea Handler’s talk show Chelsea, returning for 90 new episodes;
- Lady Dynamite, the surreal comedy starring Maria Bamford, returning for a second season;
- Rob Schneider’s scripted comedy series Real Rob, also returning for eight episodes; and
- The new family-friendly music series, tentatively known as Untitled Motown Project executive produced by legendary recording artist Smokey Robinson.
Netflix has also announced that Jennifer Garner will provide the voice of Mama Llama in the upcoming preschool series Llama Llama.