Netflix ‘Gilmore Girls’ in ‘Preliminary’ Talks For Another Revival
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: however arduous each TV revival proves, fans will inevitably clamor for another continuation. Netflix’s Gilmore Girls in particular ended A Year in the Life on the cliffhanger creators always intended, but may now be in “preliminary” conversations for another followup, reports reveal.
You’re warned of major spoilers for the full Gilmore Girls revival from here on out, but don’t start brewing a fresh pot of Luke’s coffee just yet. Even as the final four words announcing Rory’s pregnancy could easily fill another Gilmore Girls revival, Netflix would still have the monumental task of reassembling its prolific cast, the middle Gilmore of which just secured a new FOX series.
Still, hope springs eternal, as Netflix boss Ted Sarandos told the UK Press Association (as reported by TVLine, so it’s definitely something) that “very preliminary” talks are happening with the required parties:
We hope [it happens]. We obviously loved the success of the show [and] fans loved how well it was done; it delivered what they hoped. The worst thing is to wait a couple of years for your favorite show to come back and for it to disappoint you, but [series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and exec producer Dan Palladino] sure delivered and people were really excited about more. And we have been talking to them about the possibility of that.
A few months earlier, Netflix seemed to tease the possibility of another Gilmore Girls continuation, tweeting out a familiar science experiment to determine the father of Rory’s child, between Matt Czuchry’s Logan, the never-seen “Wookiee,” or Jack Carpenter’s forgettable … uh, I want to say … Paul? Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino had initially planned to end the series on a younger Rory using the final four words to announce her pregnancy, though it remains to be seen how the revival’s 30-something character changed that vision.
After the premiere, Sherman-Palladino told TVLine that the reveal wasn’t necessarily intended as a cliffhanger (also specifying that abortion was a distinct possibility), though she knew who was intended to be the father. Nonetheless, the revival has proven a major hit for Netflix, and Sherman-Palladino hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a return.
We’ll see what percolates of the Gilmore Girls in 2017, but does Rory and Lorelai (and Emily)’s tale need another revisiting?