Pretty much any die-hard Gilmore Girls fan could tell you exactly where they were when they learned that the beloved series would be revived on Netflix this fall. And despite years of dreaming that a return to Stars Hollow would one day become reality, many of us were pleasantly surprised by the initial announcement. But for the show’s cast, discussions about a revival had been going on for quite some time.
“It’s been a long road because these things don’t happen in a linear way,” Lauren Graham, who plays Lorelai Gilmore, recently said during Netflix’s Television Critics Association press day. “We’ve been talking about it, I feel like, since the day the old show ended, and I think the first step was ‘Is there willingness? If we could make it happen, would we?’ And from there, I mean, literally until the night before we were filming, I don’t think we had everybody. It just doesn’t happen in a linear way. So yes, we’ve been talking about it for so, so, so long—that was part of the relief and joy of actually getting to do it because I think we ended up getting to do it in the perfect way.”
And when the cast returned to the set to begin filming the four 90-minute episodes for the reboot series, titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, they picked up right where they left off. Scroll down to find out four revelations from the stars.