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!
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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.
During the TCA tour yesterday Alexis talked about her role in “The Handmaid’s Tale” as well as “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”. Variety had a lovely article about it. Be aware of spoilers when it comes to the Gilmore talk, which is below the cut.
“Gilmore Girls” star Alexis Bledel can next be seen in Hulu’s upcoming “Handmaid’s Tale,” which she calls “an absolute dream role.”
Bledel stars opposite Elisabeth Moss as Ofglen, a fellow handmaid and companion. At first, Ofglen seems like a pious rule-follower, loyal to the oppressive Gilead system, but she turns out to be daring and subversive.
“She is broken down in many ways but the person she once was is still underneath and comes out at times,” said Bledel at the TV Critics Press Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif. “She’s always paying attention to everything. She’s essentially a spy in any ways. She is gathering information from everyone she comes into contact with.”
Netflix’s recent revival of “Gilmore Girls” has sparked rumors of yet another round of episodes reuniting the Stars Hollow gang, but Bledel said, “I haven’t heard anything.”
Asked if she’d be open to doing more episodes, “I don’t know…It hasn’t been a conversation as of yet,” she said. “All of us are just wanting to tell a good story. The only thing I can say about future installments is that it would be about the story and the timing. We want to tell a great story.”