Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (reviewed here) was hugely successful for Netflix, and the original seven-season run (recapped here) remains one of the most-viewed options for the streaming service. So it should probably be no surprise that Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says they're in "very preliminary" talks with Warner Bros for a sequel to the revival.
“We hope [it happens],” he said. “We obviously loved the success of the show [and] fans loved how well it was done; it delivered what they hoped. The worst thing is to wait a couple of years for your favorite show to come back and for it to disappoint you, but [series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and exec producer Dan Palladino] sure delivered and people were really excited about more. And we have been talking to them about the possibility of that.’
The Palladinos certainly did deliver, and the three main actresses (Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and Kelly Bishop) have all expressed interest in keeping the party going as long as Sherman-Palladino's involved. The creator of the series has also acknowledged the possibility, saying, "I don’t rule anything in my life out." But we should be prepared for a wait, if it happens. According to Graham's (terrific) memoirs Talking as Fast as I Can, scheduling for the revival was something of lightning in a bottle, and Sherman-Palladino herself has said, "Dan and I have been in a Gilmore cocoon for a year and a half. It’s been very intense. So we’re stepping back now."
Although I personally loved the way A Year in the Life ended, it left many people demanding closure - including Graham. Again and again in Talking as Fast as I Can, she ponders the open-ended nature of the revival's conclusion, even using the final sentences of her book to suggest that Gilmore Girls has more to say.
After all, we waited a long time to get the chance to finish this show, and now, finally, Gilmore Girls is really and truly over.
I mean, it is over, right?
Yes. It is. It's over.
But seriously, didn't you sort of think that ending was really more of a cliffhanger?