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.”
Screen captures from the fourth and last episode of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”, entitled “Fall”, have been added to our gallery. Be aware of spoilers when checking them out!
Screen captures from the third episode of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”, entitled “Summer”, have been added to our gallery. Be aware of spoilers when checking them out!
Screen captures from the second episode of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”, entitled “Spring”, have been added to our gallery. Be aware of spoilers when checking them out!