It appears Gilmore Girls: Seasons is confirmed for pre-Christmas delivery.
Netflix announced early Monday that the four-part continuation “will launch later this year, everywhere that Netflix is available.” The streaming giant did not specify a specific 2016 timeframe, but given the fact that production isn’t scheduled to wrap until May 10, conventional wisdom points to either a Fall or Winter launch date.
Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and exec producer Daniel Palladino (AKA Team Palladino) are writing and directing all four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies. As TVLine exclusively revealed, each chapter will represent a different season over the course of one calendar year (as such, the episodes will be titled “Winter,” Spring,” Summer” and “Fall”). The revival will be set in the present day, or roughly eight years after the series ended.
One major outstanding question: Will the four installments be released separately or all at once? “My preference would be they would not be released at once, because I feel like there’s going to be anticipation, and I think the diehard fans would enjoy it more with a little separation,” Sherman-Palladino previously told TVLine. “Because the last thing you want is for someone to jump to the last episode and [ruin] it for everybody — which I think would happen, quite frankly, in this day and age of binging. So my preference would be to release them at least a day apart. Let people get a little sunlight and go for a walk around the corner.”