New ‘Gilmore Girls’ promotional photo sparks fan theories

The use of an apple as a prop in an Instagram post for the revived series has got tongues wagging

A promotional picture for the new series of the rebooted Gilmore Girls has generated much interest online over the presence of an apple.

The cult series, which originally ran from 2000 to 2007, was picked up by Netflix back in January for a revival series. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will consist of four 90-minute episodes, which will be available to watch on the streaming service on November 25.

A new promotional post on the show’s Instagram page, published yesterday (August 2), has sparked a number of fan theories in the past 24 hours. Depicting a kitchen counter covered in newspapers, a mug with Netflix emblazoned on it sits next to a plate of Pop Tarts, which also plays host to an apple. The caption of the post reads “Pop-Tart appetizers to hold us over ’till the pizza comes. And one apple. “

See the post below.

Pop-Tart appetizers to hold us over ’till the pizza comes. And one apple.

A photo posted by @gilmoregirls on

The post has generated much excitement and discussion online as fans have theorised what the significance of the apple might be. Gilmore Girls, which follows single mother Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory, famously depicted its protagonists’ diet as being unhealthy, meaning that the presence of any fruit or vegetable would be a strange addition.

As Entertainment Weekly points out, fans have paired the significance of the apple in the new Instagram post with a moment in an episode from the show’s fifth season, ‘Blame Booze and Melville’. In the episode, Lorelai posited that she might be pregnant when she found herself eating an apple and enjoying it, telling Rory that this only happened to her once before – the first time she was pregnant. Although Lorelai found she wasn’t pregnant by the end of the episode, the apple has since became an important object in the Gilmore Girls universe.

Fans are now speculating that a new Gilmore could be on the way. All will be revealed when the new series premieres on Netflix on November 25.