We’re already crying in anticipation for the upcoming episodes of Gilmore Girls, but this has put us over the edge.
During Entertainment Weekly‘s PopFest on Saturday, “Gilmore Girls” showrunners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino shared some tidbits about the process of returning to Stars Hollow as well as what the Netflix revival will look like.
The Warner Bros. backlot that was once Stars Hollow had most recently been transformed into a set for “Pretty Little Liars,” so the showrunners needed to start all over again.
“Weirdly … there were no plans and there were no drawings [for Stars Hollow], so we were just watching [old] episodes going, ‘I think there was a wall there?’” Sherman-Palladino said, in a clip from the festival.
She continued by saying that when the show first started, they were low on money, so the sets reflected that. Each time they got more money, the sets got a little bigger.
Seems pretty un-sad, right?
Well, then she brought it back to the late, great Edward Herrmann, aka Richard Gilmore.
The Gilmore house is actually bigger in the new ones. We always had this issue with the Gilmore house where we didn’t have a lot of money that first season, so it was a little tiny, and it kinda looked like Ed [Herrmann] was in a doll house. Ed was a very tall man, he would walk through and almost hit his [head] ... The next year we had a little bit more money, so we could make a room a little bigger every year. And it was finally big enough for Ed, and he’s not there.
We’re not sobbing, you’re sobbing.
Sherman-Palladino went on to say that despite his absence, Herrmann looms large in the revival.
“He loomed large in life, and he looms large over these episodes.”
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” premieres Nov. 25 on Netflix.