Jill Layton
Updated Jul 18, 2016 @ 11:17 am
Credit: Saeed Adyani / Netflix

Though the premiere date for the brand new Netflix series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life still hasn’t been set, we’re still learning a lot details about the show. And thanks to a recent interview with Lauren Graham, we’ve learned even more juicy information. over the last few months, and we just learned even more (which is all super exciting).

There will only be four 90-minute new episodes airing later this year (which is obviously way better than no new episodes), and unfortunately Graham doesn’t even know if any more episodes will be added.

“I literally have no idea,” Graham told Glamour. “There’s been no discussion of it. We just finished [shooting], so we’re going to just rest there for a minute. But I know from [creator] Amy [Sherman-Palladino]’s standpoint, she had to cut material. She had so much more, but we didn’t have time.”

Credit: Netflix

The Carole King theme song, “Where You Lead” (that we all know by heart of course) will be back along with some other music as well. “Of course, we’re not going to let go of the song. It will be there,” she explained.

The show picks up in real time with each cast member dealing with the loss of Richard Gilmore (Ed Herrmann).

“I’m not trying to pretend I’m 34 anymore,” she said. “We are where we are, and all this time has passed. [It] picks up in iconic places for these three women. I think it gives the show a depth and a kind of grown-up-ness that is appropriate.”

And (if you can believe it) the new episodes will be even more emotional than the series.

“It’s extremely emotional, and I would say, more so than the series,” she said. “The range is a little wider, and the finale episode in particular is… every scene felt like a mountain. The last episode — it brings everything kind of together and a lot of catharsis.”

Credit: Netflix

If (somehow) you haven’t seen the entire series, Graham says it won’t be totally necessary to enjoy the new episodes. Unless, of course, you want to.

She adds, “It’s super clear, and I think if that seems fun to go through seven years times 22, please do.”

Which, obviously, we will do.