Lauren Graham Promises ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Will Make Fans Cry
The forthcoming Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life series is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated revivals in recent memory. As with any reboot, it comes with its fair share of pressure attached, and it’s not something the show’s cast and creators take lightly. Lauren Graham — who plays the quick-witted Lorelai Gilmore — recognizes as much, and while she promises A Year in the Life will satisfy longtime fans of the show, she’s hesitant to admit it publicly.
“I loved it,” she told E! News about reviving the show. “I’m afraid to be as, kind of, glowing about it as I feel, because I know that expectations are already high. But for me, personally, it was just an incredibly gratifying experience, so I hope people enjoy it.”
When pressed about whether the reboot will make fans cry, Graham affirmed, “For sure, for sure.”
The death of actor Edward Hermann — who played family patriarch Richard Gilmore — will likely inform the more emotional tone of the show. Co-creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has admitted A Year in the Life will address his passing, and said Richard's death will play a key role in the show's storyline.
"You couldn’t just say, ‘Oh, Richard died peacefully in his sleep, and now we’re going to go to the cherry-picking festival,'” Sherman-Palladino said in an interview with TVLine. “It’s painful. I still choke up when I talk about it, because I wasn’t prepared for it.”
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be released on Netflix on November 25th at 12:01AM.
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