Why Netflix Is Dropping All Four Gilmore Girls Episodes At Once

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We have already got the amazing news about when our favorite Gilmore Girls will be returning to our screens with new episodes. We also know that the release of the four 90 minute episodes will be sticking to Netflix tradition, as they will be dropped all at once, despite Amy Sherman-Palladino’s wishes not to.

TVLine has provided us now with an explanation as to why they had rather stick to a Netflix tradition than to follow the wishes of the show’s creator. As Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos explained at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, the fans (sorry not sorry) are apparently to blame for this.

“If we would not have [released them] all at once the fans would’ve killed us,” he said with a laugh. “I’m petrified of those fans; they are so passionate.”

Obviously, he was just joking, but he did have a point: We really are passionate about our favorite mother-daughter-duo and we cannot wait to see what they are up to now.

While his explanation makes sense, Sherman-Palladino’s does as well. She explains that “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.”

That really would ruin the fun while watching the long anticipated revival. After all, we have waited a long time to finally see what those final four words are going to be and it would be a shame if someone was going to spoil that for everyone.

Though, Sarandos agrees with Sherman-Palladino’s worries about fans who will spoil the end for others, he adds that “people are also good at avoiding [spoilers].”

I think we can all agree that in the end, no matter how they would have decided to release the four new episodes, we are super excited to get our Gilmore Girls back.

Anna Hattingen