New 'Gilmore Girls' Trailer Features Corpse Flowers

'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' also has a release date.


Gilmore Girls is back, in a miniseries exclusive to Netflix. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres November 25 exclusively on the video streaming platform, and to mark the date reveal, Netflix has put out a new trailer featuring Amy Schumer, guns and…corpse flowers.

Each of the four 90-minute episodes will cover a season in Stars Hollow, and in the trailer below, the mother-daughter duo of Rory and Lorelai make their return. Lauren Graham reprises her role of Lorelai, asking the question of whether Amy Schumer would like her.

When Alexis Bledel, returning as Rory, tells her that Schumer probably wouldn’t, Lorelai says that it’s not as if she’s strapped to “that plant, people line up to see even though it smells like dead fish.”

The corpse flower, the world’s largest flower, is pretty much exactly how Lorelai describes it. One recently bloomed in the Bronx, with the event livestreamed from the New York Botanical Garden. The horticulturalists involved in the flower spent an agonizing 10 years cultivating it to bring it to bloom.

And yes, it is as disgusting as Lorelai says it is. The scent is designed to make nearby carrion insects believe that the plant is rotting meat. The insects are attracted, rub themselves all over the flower’s pollen, and move to the next corpse flower.

As a preview, it doesn’t disappoint. The original series ended back in 2007, with the final episode leaving a rather sour taste in some people’s mouths. Complex described the finale as “a strange, unfulfilling exit.”

“It’s unfortunate that, I think, a lot of those fans are going to think there isn’t closure,” said Liza Weil, who played Paris, when discussing the final episode with the Washington Post. “Hopefully, there won’t be toilet paper in the trees of all the writers.”

A lot is riding on Netflix to get things right and make up for the finale, but the company has experience in reviving TV shows thought to be gone forever. The fourth season of Arrested Development, premiering exclusively on the service, reunited the cast seven years after the original show ended. Similarly, The Killing went onto a fourth season after AMC dropped it in 2013.

If the trailer is anything to go by, Netflix may have another successful revival of a fan favourite on its hands. “Do you think John Oliver would find me hot?,” Lorelai ends by saying. “No?”

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