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Netflix is in ‘very preliminary’ talks to bring ‘Gilmore Girls’ back

Will we see what happens after those final four words?


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Mar 6, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 9:39 pm CDT

Gilmore Girls fans finally learned what happened to Rory, Lorelai, Emily, and the rest of Stars Hollow years after the original series ended thanks to Netflix’s A Year in the Life. And while the episodes (and those final four words) were met with mixed reactions, we might not have seen the last of them.

Speaking with the U.K.’s Press Association, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said that Netflix was in “very preliminary” talks to bring Gilmore Girls back for a second season after the success of the four-episode miniseries.

“We hope,” Sarandos said of whether there would be more seasons of Gilmore Girls. “We obviously loved the success of the show, fans loved how well it was done, it delivered what they hoped.”

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life allowed creator Amy Sherman-Palladino—who left the original series after season 6—to reveal the end of the story she wanted to tell along with those “final four words.” It concluded with a bit of a cliffhanger as Rory told Lorelai that she was pregnant, a revelation that left a bitter taste in some fans’ mouths. But others wanted to know what happened next.

“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,” Sarandos added.

It’s too soon to tell if Gilmore Girls will truly return to Netflix for a second season, although Fuller House serves as an example of a revived series getting its own second life beyond the initial concept. But at the very least it would take getting Sherman-Palladino and stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel back on-board and it will be awhile before the gang gets back together again. Sherman-Palladino has an Amazon pilot debuting this month, Graham is starring in the Fox comedy pilot Linda From HR, and Bledel is co-starring in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

And while continuing Gilmore Girls was never the plan when making A Year in the Life, never say never.

We pitched this as close-ended. We pitched it as: ‘This is the year in the life. This is the way it was ending,’ … Netflix and Warner Bros., we all went into this sort of saying that this was it,” Sherman-Palladino explained in December. “So there really haven’t been any more discussions about: Is there going to be anything else? I don’t know.”

H/T Nylon

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*First Published: Mar 6, 2017, 2:49 pm CST