If you are reading this story, there is a high likelihood that you are already a Gilmore Girls aficionado, which means you should know showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino was not involved with the CW series for its final season. In fact, Amy Sherman-Palladino really isn't super familiar with Season 7 of Gilmore Girls, to the point where she had to have friends spot-check her ideas for the new episodes in order to make sure the story stuck to canon. However, while at the TCA press tour, Sherman-Palladino mentioned there is definitely one plot point that is going to change during Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life. Here's what she had to say:
There was one thing I wish... I'm not going to tell you. It was the only thing where I was like, 'Ah, I'll go a different way.'
Clearly, it has to be frustrating to see your TV series handed over to different and probably less capable hands. I'm guessing there is more than one thing that Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino aren't super fond of regarding Season 7. It's probably a testament to her willpower that she kept things as fluid as possible between the finale of Season 7 and the scripts for the upcoming revival. It should be an Easter egg of sorts when that one change comes to light after Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life hits Netflix. Now we know a change is coming, and why it's coming.
While speaking with TV Line and other reporters, Amy Sherman-Palladino also mentioned that she's not making the changes out of a lack of respect for the writers and the creative team who were involved with Season 7, but obviously she saw the show one way and the Season 7 team didn't always see the characters in the same light. It's hard to go back and make new episodes for a show Sherman-Palladino was cut from.
Nothing against the seventh season, but any writer who was so emotionally connected to something and then pulled out of it is going to find it very hard to go back into that world and not feel like you either want to slit your own wrist and die slowly in a swimming pool, or be angry or be jealous.
If you are unfamiliar with what happened during the initial run of the series, Sherman-Palladino and her husband had a contract dispute with the CW that just could not be resolved. They ultimately decided to leave the series, but instead of cancelling the drama, the show went on for one more season. After ending, it lived on as a fan-favorite series and ultimately Amy Sherman-Palladino decided to return to that world... with a different network. Netflix has picked up Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, a four-part series that will take us back to Stars Hollow. It is set to premiere on November 25, only on Netflix.
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