Lauren Graham backs Gilmore Girls to bring back post-election harmony

Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham has said the return of the show feels even more needed following the US election.

Speaking just days after Donald Trump’s win, Lauren said the old-fashioned kindness of the programme seems particularly crucial.

The drama, which details the lives of a mother and daughter in a small Connecticut town, returns to screens later this week nine years after the seventh series ended.

Lauren, who was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton, told the Press Association: “I think this show and the world it created and the town is a happy place and we need that so much now.

“It always stuck out as old fashioned at the time, it’s not about zombie vampire policemen. It’s unique and kind and I feel proud to put that into the world, especially now.”

The four new feature-length episodes of show, which will stream on Netflix, will see Lauren’s Lorelai Gilmore reunite with her daughter Rory in the fictional town of Star’s Hollow and quickly slip back into the show’s signature rapid-fire dialogue.

The episodes were written by the show’s original creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and Lauren said returning to the pace of her language was particularly welcome, adding: “That is the aspect I had missed the most, this language is theatrical in its demands and it takes a little more work and a little more air and energy – but it’s exhilarating to do.”

Amy left the show before its seventh and final series because of contract disputes, but has returned for the Netflix reboot.

Alexis Bledel, who returns as Rory, added: “It is a gift to have good writing and Amy’s voice is very specific and you can’t recreate it, as we learned during our seventh season. We missed her while she was gone so to jump back in, it;’s right there for you on the page.”

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life drops on Netflix on November 25 while series 1-7 are available to stream now.

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