Lauren Graham Explains Why No One Hates The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival

"It doesn't feel like a money grab."
Give them some coffee and a shot of cynicism.
Give them some coffee and a shot of cynicism.

Since Netflix announced it’d be reviving “Gilmore Girls” with nearly all the original cast, something odd happened on the internet: The only sounds from the haters’ section were crickets.

Lauren Graham, aka Lorelai Gilmore, acknowledged the peculiar lack of backlash over “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“It doesn’t feel like a money grab,” she said of the “sneakily feminist” show’s revival, which comprises four episodes set to debut on Netflix Nov. 25.

“There were perfectly reasonable artistic reasons to return: Our creator didn’t finish it. This is an auteur’s project; it’s not just something that someone else can easily take over,” Graham added. “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino left the show after its sixth season; it ran for a seventh, but fans were none too happy with that, and the series ended thereafter. The Netflix revival, however, is Sherman-Palladino’s work.

Alexis Bledel, aka Rory Gilmore, chimed in, adding, “Amy didn’t get to finish the show, so a year in the life is the only way that feels like the conclusion, at least the way she wanted to do it.”

She’s certainly got her work cut out for her ― the show has a lot of questions to answer.

Read the whole interview in EW’s Fall TV issue.



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