Several months before Netflix made the upcoming Gilmore Girls revival official in January, a report suggested that the new event series wouldn’t attempt to do for Lorelai and Rory Gilmore what Fuller House did for Full House. That is to say, creator and executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino wasn’t going to drag the beloved residents of Stars Hollow, Connecticut through a too-full run of 13 episodes. Instead, Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and the rest of the returning cast would only grace our television screens for four long episodes that each took place in a particular season. Netflix later confirmed these reports, but one thing the streaming service hasn’t told anyone is what the revival’s official title is… until now.
Here’s a hint — it’s not Gilmorer Girls.
Graham stopped by Ellen on Thursday to chat about the show with host Ellen DeGeneres. The two talked briefly about shooting on the same studio lot, which wasn’t the case when Gilmore Girls ran from 2000 to 2007, but when DeGeneres prompted Graham about the title, she announced that was why she’d stopped by. And the winner is… Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which marks an obvious play on the four new 90-minute episodes’ focus on the four seasons.
Netflix also revealed the title and a new motion poster for the series on Twitter, complete with a steaming cup of coffee.