What would Amy Schumer think of Lorelai Gilmore? This is a question that dominates nearly the whole of the first trailer for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Netflix’s revival of the series, which will air in four 90-minute parts — one for each season of the year…in the life.
The trailer sees Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) reunited at the dinner table, having one of their famous back-and-forths, this time about the very “of-the-moment” comedian — creating a somewhat disorienting simultaneity of nostalgia and contemporary zeitgeist appeal. But apart from Amy Schumer now existing in the collective American cultural conscious, all else, it seems to posit, remains the same (right): the trailer shows us that Luke’s, Lorelai’s Dragonfly Inn and Doose’s Market are all still intact.
Watch the trailer: