A new series titled Ginny & Georgia is coming to Netflix on Feb. 24, 2021. It tells the story of 15-year-old Ginny Miller, who often feels more mature than her 30-year-old mother, Georgia. Georgia decides to settle down in a New England town with her daughter and son, in order to give them a better life, but secrets from the past may jeopardize their future.
Brianne Howey, known for her role in Batwoman, plays Georgia Miller, while Antonia Gentry plays Ginny. Jennifer Robertson, who was Jocelyn Schitt in Schitt's Creek, portrays Ellen, Felix Mallard of Locke & Key portrays Marcus, and Scott Porter, known best for being Jason Street in Friday Night Lights, portrays Mayor Paul Randolph. The cast also includes Diesel La Torraca as Austin Miller, Sara Waisglass as Maxine, Raymond Ablack as Joe and Mason Temple as Hunter Chen.
The series, created by Sarah Lampert, was first announced on August 13, 2019, and filming took place between August and December 2019, in Toronto, Canada. The first season will be made up of 10 episodes.
Creator Lampert said that the goal was to create a grounded show with real emotions and honesty. "Fifteen-year-old girls go through a lot. Like, a hell of a lot," she said in Glamour. "Something we talked about a lot in the writers' room is that everyone is fighting a battle that you can't see. And although our characters are flawed, we treat them with compassion, which is something the world needs more of right now. We weren't really interested in labeling our characters 'right' and 'wrong' or passing judgment on them, but instead wanted to explore their gray areas."
So far, many are describing it as the new Gilmore Girls, as Georgia even says in the trailer that they are like that famous mother-and-daughter duo ... "but with bigger boobs". Thrillist asked readers if they ever wished Lorelai and Rory's story had more crime, due to the mysterious past that is part of Georgia's and Ginny's story. Today talked about how both shows feature witty one liners from the main characters and how Ginny & Georgia features a darker twist and ominous moments. And Refinery29 discussed the similarities between the new series and Gilmore Girls then added that the crime portion may make it a bit more like Thelma & Louise.
While the dramatic thrills will certainly add some interest and draw in some viewers, showrunner Debra J. Fisher stated that this series is "a fun, feel-good ride about women, by women, for everyone; one that depicted a nuanced and complicated mother-daughter relationship and layered female friendships in a way that isn't always seen in shows".
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Ginny & Georgia, especially since the official trailer released on Jan. 26. Many people seem to be excited about meeting a free-spirited mom and her angsty daughter, as well as watching how the past will affect their new lives. That being said, be sure to tune into Netflix on Feb. 24, in order to catch this new show!