Alexis attended the screening of her new TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale” during Tribeca Film Festival. Photos have been added to our gallery. The first three episodes of the show will be released April 26 so be sure to check them out on Hulu!
Deadline is reporting that Netflix has submitted “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” to compete in the Limited Series category during the Primetime Emmy Awards.
The Television Academy said today that Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life will compete in the Primetime Emmy Awards as a limited series after a petition was submitted by show’s producers. The ruling puts the revival of the series in the same pool as the likes of Fargo, American Horror Story and American Crime.
Last year, FX’s The People V. O.J. Simpson won the Emmy in the category, which included AMC’s The Night Manager and History’s Roots revival.
According to the Academy, a limited series is defined as a program with two (2) or more episodes with a total running time of at least 150 program minutes that tells a complete, non-recurring story and does not have an ongoing storyline and/or main characters in subsequent seasons. A two-thirds vote from a nine-member panel was required to approve the petition.
Netflix this year revived Gilmore Girls as four 90-minute telepics picking up nine years the original series, which ran from 2000-2006 on the WB and 2008-2007 on the CW.
Nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmys are July 13.
During Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Panel Alexis and “Gilmore Girls” co-star Lauren Graham discussed the possibility of more episodes of the revival.
Gilmore Girls stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel joined Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys panel Sunday morning to discuss their time on the Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and whether they’d be game to continue the series.
“Now it has become a dialogue with the fans of the show; if it all existed in a vacuum I would play that character until my dying day,” Graham told the audience, adding that they both hadn’t been approached by anyone about doing a second season of the revival. “I love her writing; from the moment I read the pilot, I felt so connected to Amy Sherman-Palladino’s voice as a writer. It was so invigorating and fulfilling to do that work. In terms of an actor, I would never tire of that. Now it has become, ‘What can we do that is satisfying, and worth continuing, and gratifying to the people who care so much about it.’ I don’t know if there is a need to do more. I would never want it to feel like we overstayed our welcome. … There’s probably a way to keep these characters alive but I don’t know if that’s the best thing for them.”
As for Bledel, moderator Michael Ausiello from TVLine asked if she’s dying to do a birth scene. “So much talking,” Graham chimed in. “Most talkative birth scene ever,” added Bledel. “I think for me it comes down to what story we’re telling. I’m just interested in telling a story that is dynamic and that I sort of relate to and can hook into. And if that happens … I don’t know. It’s such an unknown, I don’t think we anticipated that this would happen.”
Alexis attended The Contenders Emmys Presented By Deadline where she partook in a presentation with “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” co-star Lauren Graham. She also did a portrait session with Lauren and attended the Hulu Presentation to promote her upcoming show “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Photos have been added to our gallery!
Public Appearances > 2017 > Apr 09 | The Contenders Emmys Presented By Deadline – Hulu Reception
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 02 | Deadline
The first full length official trailer for “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been released. The show will premiere on Hulu on April 26. Be sure to check out the trailer, screen captures will follow soon!