For those of you who tuned in to see the Gilmore Girls revival series (and there’s an estimates 5 million of you), I have good news. The Hollywood Reporter announced that there’s a chance additional episodes may be on the horizon.
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life performed very well for Netflix and now its reported that Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos is in “very preliminary” talks with Gilmore Girls creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino for a continuation of the revival. Sarandos spoke with the U.K. press association and had the following to say (via THR). Beware, there are spoilers ahead.
“We hope [there are more installments]. We obviously loved the success of the show, fans loved how well it was done, it delivered what they hoped,” he said, adding that “the worst thing is to wait a couple of years for your favorite show to come back and for it to disappoint you, but they sure delivered and people were really excited about more, and we have been talking to them about the possibility of that.”
The Netflix finale of the series revealed the final four words that diehard fans of the Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel drama had waited years to hear. It also allowed the Palladinos, who exited the series abruptly in season six following a contract dispute with producers Warner Bros. Television, to provide closure. Those final four words, however, opened the door for additional episodes as Rory (Bledel) revealed to Lorelai (Graham) that she was pregnant. The reveal brought the series full circle and left the baby’s father to remain a mystery.
“We really had a very specific journey in our minds and we fulfilled the journey. So to us, this is the piece that we wanted to do. And the whole thought about, ‘Is there more, is there more, is there more?’ — this has to go out into the universe now. We’ve got to put this to bed,” Sherman-Palladino told The Hollywood Reporter in November. “And then whatever happens, happens.”
Are you excited at the prospect of more Lorelai Gilmore and Rory? Where do you think the show could go from the ending in A Year In The Life? I will keep you updated on the latest details about the potential Gilmore Girls revival revival.