Ginny & Georgia EPs, Stars Handle Gilmore Ladies Comparisons, Preview Sophisticated Mom-Daughter Story
Ginny & Georgia are not Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. On the surface, the new Netflix dramedy (premiering next Wednesday, February 24th) will certainly lead to comparisons with the WB / CW series Gilmore Girlswhat with its central relationship between a young mother of 30 and her teenage daughter. The show's trailer even features a scene from Georgia (played by Batwoman & # 39; s Brianne Howey) comparing herself and 15-year-old Ginny (Raising Dions Antonia Gentry) to the beloved Gilmore duo. But this is where the similarities between the two series begin and end, according to the creative team at G & G.
While creator Sarah Lampert says she and showrunner Debra J. Fisher both "absolutely love" the Gilmore Girls, they didn't want to remake. "It was definitely an inspiration, but nothing more than my so-called life, Buffy, Veronica Mars," Lampert tells TVLine, adding that each one had stories that had "strong, dynamic, clever, funny, funny, powerful female characters." , just inspired what I wanted to write about. "
“I think a relationship between a mother and daughter, especially a teenage daughter, is one of the most complicated, nuanced, messy push-and-pull relationships you've ever had in your life,” continues Lampert, “and I think there is room for hundreds of shows about her. Mother-daughter relationships are so interesting to me, and every Mother's Day I just send my mother an apology card for the school years. "
For those expecting a Gilmore-like show, Fisher believes they will find that "Ginny & Georgia is a separate thing and stands for itself".
For one, the series in which Georgia moves her family to an idyllic New England town after the death of her husband carries a dark and emotional undercurrent beneath the sunny surface, similar to the bubbly and beautiful Georgia. Some of Howey's reference points for her character were "Fiona from Shameless, Nancy Botwin in Weeds, obviously Lorelai, and I think there might be a bit of Cersei (from Game of Thrones) in her in some of Georgia's darkest moments," the actress says. “Georgia is a force to be reckoned with. You don't want to get on their bad side. Really fun pushing the line between creepy and charming. "
Georgia's daughter, Ginny, has become a "really funny," "vulnerable," and "clumsy" high school girl who "tries to find out who she is, not just as a young woman but as a young biracial woman," says Gentry.
Racial identity issues play a huge role in season one for the teenager who was always spelled biracial, Lampert notes. "There are three main relationships on the show: there's Ginny, there's Georgia, and then there's the relationship between Ginny and Georgia," explains Lampert. "By making Ginny biracial, there is only part of her lived experience that Georgia will never understand, and that only complicates their relationship."
That mother-daughter bond is also tested by what Georgia and Ginny don't tell each other. "Man, the secrets that keep them apart are so … It's like the definition of complicated!" Gentry teases with a laugh.