Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham has spoken again about the show’s upcoming revival series, revealing that it will feature some much-needed mother-daughter “healing”.
The four-part Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, picks up eight years on from the original series and opens with Lorelai and Emily Gilmore dealing with the death of Richard Gilmore, Lorelai’s father. Edward Herrmann, who played the role of Richard, died in 2014.
“The healing that happens between Lorelai and Emily is such a long time coming,” Graham told TVLine.
“And because Richard’s absence is such a big part of our story, it really meant a lot to me to grow their relationship a little bit.”
Lauren Graham and co-star Alexis Bledel, who plays Graham’s on-screen daughter, also spoke about the revival series in another recent interview. “I’m sort of in a midlife crisis and Emily is kinda of like ‘how can I move on from this loss?’” Graham told Entertainment Weekly.
Bledel’s character 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 in the revival series. However, according to Bledel, she has had something of a “rude awakening” following changes to the industry in the intervening years.
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life arrives on Netflix on Nov 25.