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.”
THR is reporting that Netflix is in early talks with Amy Sherman-Palladino & Dan Palladino about more instalments of the “Gilmore Girls” revival. If you haven’t seen “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” beware of spoilers in the article!
Could there be more life left in Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life?
Judging from the open-ended finale of the Netflix revival and comments made over the weekend by Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, the answer to that may be “yes.”
Sarandos told the U.K.’s press association that the streaming giant is in “very preliminary” talks with Gilmore Girls creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino for a revival of the revival.
“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.”
Netflix’s four-episode Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuted in November. Netflix projection house Symphony Advanced Media, which has been leaking numbers on the streamer for more than a year, said in December that nearly 5 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 had watched all four episodes of the revival. By regular broadcast standards, that amounts to a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49. Compared with other 2016 Netflix efforts, Gilmore Girls‘ binge audience in the first three-day window is only out-measured by Orange Is the New Black’s fourth season (5.8 million) and the first run of Fuller House (7.3 million). (Netflix, like Amazon and Hulu, does not discuss ratings information.)
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.
Over the past few days I’ve added HD captures of the second season of “Gilmore Girls”. Be sure to check them out in our gallery.
Alexis and Lauren Graham attended a “Gilmore Girls” fan event to talk about “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”. Photos have been added to our gallery, with hopefully more to follow soon!
HD screen captures from the remaining episodes of the first season of “Gilmore Girls” have been added to our gallery. Enjoy!
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