“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will be kept under wraps for a couple more weeks until its glorious reveal later this year. But while it may still take a bit more time before fans can get their fix of the show, series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino shared one thing that fans can specifically look forward to as it largely affected by the events of season 7.
While talking to press during the recently held Television Critics Association summer press tour, Sherman-Palladino dished on the narrative tweak that they incorporated on the revival series. As it turns out, work for upcoming revival proved to be a little bit more complex given that she was not involved in the series finale of the show in 2007. The screenwriter, along with husband Daniel Palladino, exited the show before it moved from The WB to The CW. Admitting that they have yet to watch season 7 of the show prior to boarding the Netflix special run, she had to make sure that whatever she was planning would still fit the lore of the story.
“I called them and went, ‘We’re thinking of doing this. What steps on it?'” Sherman-Palladino recalled. To her relief, they will not be compromising on any “big themes” for the continuation of the story except for one. “There was one thing I wish… I’m not going to tell you,” she continued. “It was the only thing where I was like, ‘Ah, I’ll go a different way.'”
Obviously, the show executive did not disclose any specifics on the matter but she furthered her teasing by adding, “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.”
Netflix will release all four 90-minute episodes of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” at once on Nov. 25, 12:01 a.m. PT/ 3 a.m. ET, despite Sherman-Palladino’s request for a staggered rollout.
Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, reasoned that they do not want fans left hanging for the next installments of the show. “If we would not have [released them] all at once the fans would’ve killed us,” he jokingly told TV Line during the same event where the creator said her aforementioned comments. “I’m petrified of those fans; they are so passionate.”