The new trailer for the quickly approaching Gilmore Girls revival opens on a scene of Rory and Lorelai sunning, aided by some pint-sized manservants. Luke pops over to rebuke them for their shamelessness, wearing a lifeguard T-shirt and shorts. The fact that he’s not wearing his traditional flannel and gamely participating in a town function proves that truly anything can happen in 2016. At least the backwards baseball cap remains in place.
Still, despite a plaid-less Luke, Stars Hollow has remained fairly stagnant since we last spent time with the Gilmores. That’s good for viewers, but perhaps a little frustrating for Rory, who is back at home and missing some underwear after finding herself flailing in the post-grad world. Babette even shames her a little bit by introducing her to the other thirty-somethings who have returned to their childhood bedrooms. (Is that a Bunhead we see among them?) Rory’s touring her old haunts, visiting Chilton alongside Paris and hanging out with Lane. Meanwhile, Lorelai is also questioning some things, but not her devotion to coffee: “Everything in my life has something to do with coffee. I believe in a former life I was coffee.” Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life finally streams November 25.