There are a ton of remakes, reboots and revivals in the works on television right now. One of the higher profile projects is the Gilmore Girls remake, a revival series that will be heading to Netflix in just a couple of months. While a lot of fans are excited about returning to Stars Hollow, others have felt that it has been a little hard to differentiate Gilmore Girls from the plethora of remakes, reboots and revivals that are in the works. Here's why Lauren Graham says Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life works:
It doesn't feel like a money grab. There were perfectly reasonable artistic reasons to return: Our creator didn't finish it. This is an auteur's project; it's not just something that someone else can easily take over.
If you know anything about the history of Gilmore Girls, it's that the show dealt with some drama near the end of its run. When the WB merged with UPN, the newly formed CW network had trouble landing showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel. The two allowed their contracts to expire. Despite this the series did nab a Season 7 renewal, and stayed on the network without the lead creative team for one final season. Because of the contract negotiations issues, Amy Sherman-Palladino was never able to end the series the way she had hoped and there was plenty of unfinished business left in the story. Now, from what Lauren Graham told EW, A Year in the Life will work really hard to correct that.
Interestingly, we already know that Amy Sherman-Palladino isn't really familiar with the final episodes of Gilmore Girls. Because she wasn't involved and she didn't watch, she only knows the broad strokes of what did happen during Season 7. Because of this, her friends that are familiar with the upcoming 4-part Netflix series filled her in on what happened and she ultimately decided to change at least one plot point from Season 7 in order to suit her fancy. She isn't saying exactly what she has changed for the new revival episodes, but it seems like we'll know it when we see it.
It's going to be some time before we get to check out Gilmore Girls' 4-part and unofficial eight season on Netflix. However, the hype related to the upcoming episodes can't be denied. People have been excited about set pictures, they've come up with their own theories related to the new episodes, which will each follow a season in one year, and they've dissected the one trailer we've already been given. If you'd like to stay updated on the latest Gilmore Girls news head here.
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