Later this year, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” is going to premiere on Netflix after a long wait, and one of the more notable things about it is that the show is being divided up into four 90-minute episodes, with each one of them themed around a given season. We’re starting the episodes off with “winter,” and we’d certainly understand now if you were wondering why that is the case.
Well, we do have some possible answers to you on that! First, let’s take a look at what Alexis Biedel had to say on the matter to Entertainment Weekly:
“Maybe because the holidays… The holidays are a good time to pick up with this family story because families usually come together around that time.”
Meanwhile, co-star Lauren Graham also made it clear that a certain Carole King theme song may have a little bit of something to do with it:
“I always assumed that it was ‘You’ve Got a Friend:’ Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall … And I always assumed they were going to ask her to use that song. I don’t know if that’s true. That’s just what I figured, given that she did our theme song and is a part of the show.”
For the record, King’s “Where You Lead” was the theme song for the original song, and she also had a role on the original series that she is set to reprise at some point during the revival. Some other returning actors include Jared Padalecki, Melissa McCarthy, and Matt Czuchry.