'Gilmore Girls': EW Exclusive First Look Inside Stars Hollow
Kelly Bishop, Lauren Graham, and Alexis Bledel
Three generations of Gilmore women — Emily, Lorelai, and Rory — will come together once again when Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuts on Netflix in November. And, sadly, they'll be mourning the lost of patriarch Richard (actor Edward Hermann died in 2014). The trio is clearly visiting a cemetery in this exclusive photo from the show's return.
Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, and Scott Patterson
It's only right that Rory (Bledel) and Lorelai (Graham) still get their coffee at Luke's (Patterson), as seen in this exclusive pic. But just because you see Luke and Lorelai gabbing here doesn't mean that's the point of the revival. "I would be remiss if I didn't say that [Rory and Lorelai's] main strength, even if they believe in true love, is that they have themselves and they have each other,” Graham tells EW. “The show is sneakily feminist in that it's always been great for them to have love, but they're also okay when they don't. ... I think that's an underlying message of the show."
Rory and Lorelai Return!
It's been nine long years since Lorelai and Rory Gilmore left our screens, but let's be honest, they never left our hearts.
The Girls Are Back in Town
Thanks to avid fan campaigning (and Netflix!), Gilmore Girls is back in business – and EW scored an invitation to Stars Hollow for this exclusive first look.
Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel were photographed exclusively for EW by Chris Craymer on March 13, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Rose Abdoo, Sally Struthers, Alexis Bledel, and Lauren Graham
“You know how you finish college and you’re a few years older and you’re like, ‘I wish I could go do this now ‘cause I would appreciate it so much more and understand it and get more out of it’? That’s the opportunity I have this with and I appreciate every day that I’m here,” Graham said of the experience.
Though we wouldn’t dare spoil top-secret plot points, we did get intel on Rory and her career...
Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson
... the status of Lorelai and Luke's (Scott Patterson) relationship...
...and Emily’s life as a widow. (Edward Hermann, who played Emily’s husband Richard Gilmore, died in 2014, though he’s honored throughout the movies.)
Where We Lead... Will You Follow?
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