Netflix’s hotly-anticipated “Gilmore Girls” revival won’t arrive on the streaming service for a while, but as TVLine reports, there’s already a structure in place to check in with Stars Hollow: one calendar year.
Each season — winter, spring, summer and fall — will span the course of one 90-minute episode of the new series. Also, the new season will be set in the present day, so there will be a major time jump between the series finale in 2007 and when Netflix picks back up with these characters — eight years, to be exact.
The year-long structure for the season means that each episode could either pick a single pivotal event to focus on or, alternately, be more like four short movies that span the course of three eventful months.
Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, the creators and executive producers of the original series, will be returning for writing and directing duties for the revival, after Sherman-Palladino’s exit from the series after Season 6 of the original run.
This should mean that the new series will be creatively cohesive from the beginning — and remain so throughout all four episodes and all four seasons.