This was dead-set a formality anyways, but sometimes it’s nice to know that Schrödinger’s Cat is actually alive, y’know?
The rabidly anticipated reunion season of ‘Gilmore Girls‘ is fast approaching its scheduled release date of November 25th, and the final details of how it will arrive are being released.
We know that the season will be comprised of four 90-minute episodes, each covering a different season in Stars Hollow, with the whole thing falling under the banner title of ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.’
Initially, series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino wanted to buck Netflix‘s trend of dropping the entire season in one big go, but Netflix bosses baulked at that suggestion, and the reason is pretty dang hilarious.
It turns out that the head honchos of the streaming giant are absolutely shit-scared of possible backlash from rabid fans if they staggered the release of the new episodes.
Speaking to press at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos joked that if they didn’t release all the episodes at once, blood could have been spilled.
“If we would not have [released them] all at once the fans would’ve killed us. I’m petrified of those fans; they are so passionate.”
And just to show you that that particularly batshit (if not entirely tongue-in-cheek) coin has two sides to it, Sherman-Palladino also joked about the demands she made when insisting Netflix release the season one or two episodes at a time.
“I told them I was going to hang myself with a shower curtain if they put them all out at once, and they said, ‘Wow, OK.'”
“It’s such a journey and it’s such a build to the last four words… However, you don’t always get what you want. The good outweighs the bad in the sense that this is a wonderful place to create things and do things in a different way.”
Sherman-Palladino’s much vaunted “last four words” will finally be revealed in the series, meaning you might want to shut down all your social medias once it hits if you don’t want them to be spoiled for you.
What those four words are exactly is anyone’s guess. They could be profound, meaningful, heartfelt; wrapping the entire show up in one simple little sentence.
Or they could be something else entirely. Something bigger.
Either way, we’re gonna find out real, real soon.
Source: TV Line.