Grab your coffee and Pop-Tart, Gilmore Girl fans, you’re going to want to sit down for this one.
Just when Gilmore Girls fans had recovered from the excitement that was our favourite mother-daughter duo returning way back in 2016, we now have to deal with the glimmer of hope that they might be back again, and soon.
During the 2020 Writer's Guild Awards on February 1, the show's co-creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino was asked about the possibility of brand new episodes. And, though she didn't exactly commit to anything...she didn't deny the idea entirely.
“You know, it’s the kind of thing where we hadn’t planned on doing the Netflix movies,” she said. “Never say never.”
Sherman-Palladino added that she would want the original cast to return, adding it would have to be “the right time for everybody”.
The original cast, including Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and Kelly Bishop, had all been on board with the 2016 reboot, she explained.
“It was like, the moment where Lauren’s like, ‘Hmmm’, and Alexis’ like, ‘Hmmm’, and Kelly’s like, ‘Hmmm’. So we all just did it,” Sherman-Palladino said.
It's unclear if the cast would be on board to revisit the show. In April of 2018, Graham said she thinks Gilmore Girls is over for good. "I do think that’s where it ends," she said during an event at New York’s 92Y, according to Vogue. Earlier, in 2017, Bledel wouldn't commit to future Gilmore Girls episodes in an interview with Deadline, saying, "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."
That said, both Sherman-Palladino and Amazon are interested in the idea too.
In November 2017, Sherman-Palladino signed a deal with Amazon which left room for another Gilmore Girls season. Sherman-Palladino said: “If the girls and us get together and we have a concept that works, then we have the freedom to do it.”
Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon, told ET Online last year that a second revival wasn’t out of the question.
“We are talking to Amy and Dan about a lot of things. That hasn’t come up,” Sanders said. “But I do think it speaks to our overall philosophy when it comes to talent, which is we think it benefits us when we have talent that’s creatively happy and have opportunities to do many things. If that show were to continue and it isn’t for us, we would obviously be happy to see it happen.”
So in summary: the idea of a Gilmore Girls reboot is still very much in the air but like Sherman-Palladino says; "Never say never." Whatever happens, excuse us while we go and daydream about seeing Jess again…
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