August 16, 2016


Netflix Releasing ‘Gilmore Girls’ All At Once Because It’s Terrified of Fans

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Netflix is the premier binge-watching platform, but some people don’t love rolling out programming as binge-watch-friendly… including Gilmore Girls series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. For the Gilmore Girls revival, Sherman-Palladino has publicly hoped that the four 90-minute chapters get staggered on Netflix instead of being delivered all at once.

Well, that’s not going to happen. How come? Because Netflix is terrified of making Gilmore Girls fans wait any longer than they have to.

“If we would not have [released them] all at once the fans would’ve killed us,” Netflix CCO Ted Sarando said with a laugh at the TCA summer press tour (via TV Line). “I’m petrified of those fans; they are so passionate.”

For her part, Sherman-Palladino has made her peace with Netflix’s decision to deliver Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life all at once on Nov. 25. 

“It’s such a journey and it’s such a build to the last four words… However, you don’t always get what you want,” she said. “The good outweighs the bad in the sense that this is a wonderful place to create things and do things in a different way.”