Gilmore Girls’ Lorelai has a “midlife crisis” in Netflix revival

Alexis Bledel and Graham hint at what’s to come in the new series

Gilmore Girl stars Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham have teased more details about the upcoming new series of the hit 00s show, revealing that their characters are in the midst of a quarter and midlife crisis.

The Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, picks up eight years on from the original and opens with the Gilmores dealing with the death of Richard Gilmore, Lorelai’s father.

Edward Herrmann, who played the role of Richard, died in 2014.


Graham was vague about the changes affecting Lorelai but suggested her character has reached a significant crossroad in her life.

“I’m sort of in a midlife crisis and Emily [Lorelai’s mother] is kinda of like ‘how can I move on from this loss?’” Graham told Entertainment Weekly.

Rory, who was just starting out her journalism career on the campaign trail of then Senator Barack Obama in 2007, is still working as a reporter but, according to Bledel, has had something of a “rude awakening” following the changes to the industry in the intervening years.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life arrives on Netflix on Nov 25.