It’s happening again. Maybe.
In the wake of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life‘s runaway success, Netflix has begun exploring the possibility of a second revival. The streamer’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos reportedly told UK’s Press Association that “very preliminary” talks are underway with (presumably) Warner Bros. for more episodes.
“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.’
Buoyed in large part by the November release of A Year in the Life, Netflix added a record-shattering 7.05 million subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2016.
When asked about the possibility of returning to Stars Hollow, Sherman-Palladino told TVLine last December, “I don’t rule anything in my life out. When people were talking about a Gilmore movie [after the original series ended] I was always like, ‘That’s not going to happen.’ But I wasn’t going to say no. Because… why say no to anything?”
That said, the auteur — whose Amazon pilot The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel drops later this month — strongly hinted that Another Year in the Life (possible working title?!) was not be imminent. “We’re all very tired,” she conceded. “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.”
if this is true and a second revival will happen, i hoe they will learn from the first one. as wonderful as it was to see the girls et all back on my screen, there were a lot of things wrong with the four episodes, mainly that 90mins per episode was way too long and they had celarly no idea how to fill it.
that said; this sounds good!
I couldn’t agree less. I thought they were awesome… and the shows were filled with plenty of great stuff, no different than the series. Some folks just don’t like that pacing, I guess. GG takes place in a very specific world with very specific people – it has it’s own rules. It’s pretty magical and difficult to create from the technical end. Kudos to ASP.
Thank you Temperance! Sorry Dominic, but people grow… These two women have not changed — they’ve just become more of who they always were. Lorelai still has poor little rich girl syndrome — she hates being confined or Defined by anyone (Love ya, Rune!!)
Rory still has Golden Girl syndrome and she’s finally, FINALLY getting a taste of what consequences feel like when you manipulate or ignore other people’s feelings. I’ll never forgive her making Dean take the fall for their initial breakup.
The Palladinos just put these two very flawed people in a gorgeous, kooky village to work out their issues. I thought Sesaon 8 ruled!! (Especially the steampunk Beatles montage was cheddah-gorge…) The Netflix season felt REAL. Keep it up!
Rory turning into Lorelai with the Huntzbergers — delish… cannot wait…
“BUT I’M A GILMORE!!” ROFL!!!
It would be a bit strange if it DIDN’T come back considering the way they let it end.
Oh please, let this come to pass!!!!
Get back in that damn cocoon and give me more Gilmores!
Michael – You must be thrilled. How long have you been sitting on this nugget?
I’d like to see more, if only because I was SO disappointed by the first revival. I whole-heartedly prefer the original season 7 ending. All four episodes of the new series felt like the creators trying to cram in the season 7 stories they never got to do, despite them clearly not fitting into the characters current ages, and by the end I found Rory insufferable, and Lorelai close to it – these being characters I still love in the orignal series despite their many glaring flaws.
Agreed, wholeheartedly! Just because Amy and Dan didn’t write season 7 doesn’t mean it didn’t exist for the rest of us! The revival was mediocre at best, since the storylines acted as though the characters had been frozen for the past decade- other than Emily, who *had* to move on because Richard died. I couldn’t have been more disappointed.
I totally agree. While it was great to see these characters again, telling this story basically 10 years after its intended delivery really did not work for me. I loved the way the original series ended, and the Revival really took away from it. At the end of the regular series, Rory was on a good path, and I for one was able to imagine that down the road she and Logan would work it out, or she would meet someone else. Lorelai and her parents were on the road to recovery, and Lorelai and Luke were together. The Revival really made it seem like all that had unraveled. It was a disservice to Gilmore Girls fans. That said I would like to see more episodes so that we could see Rory get her act together and see Lorelai and Luke be happy, and definitely see more Sookie I missed her she wasn’t on the show nearly enough
this was one of my biggest issues with the revival as well. It felt as though characters either regressed or were stuck in some sort of time capsule. I’m curious how the story will progress now that amy has ‘rewritten’ her lost season
Agreed to everything above. It made me dislike most of the characters I loved. I choose to act as if the revival didn’t happen. It was that disappointing.
Yes! I completely agree. The whole revival felt like a backwards move for everyone. Just a vanity project for ASP to get her original ending.
I also came away from the revival disliking most of my favorite characters. If they do come back with a second revival, I hope they fix the damage they did with the first one. I really hated it.
I am with you 100%. There is no way Rory – a smart, driven woman – would have ended up the way she was written in the revival.
And NO WAY would Emily turn out like that.
People change all the time and life happens and death changes people all the time and sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worst.
I disagree. I think her character accurately reflected the dilemma of many advanced educated millenials. Unmarried, without steady employment in thier field of study, and living with parents.
I agree with that Dbrown, my biggest issue with rory was that she (the list maker who prepared for everything) was going into all of these interviews unprepared! Especially the conde nast interview that she had been waiting on for months.To me THAT seemed very unlikely for someone 10 years into their career. My guess is that in an ASP written season 7, rory’s arc would have been the same. The big new yorker piece would have been replaced with ‘editor of the yale daily news’. A fresh college graduate being unprepared for interviews and I can understand but 10 years in? I was left wondering how she managed to get the atlantic, slate, and new yorker pieces in the first place
Sometimes people trip over their own ambition. And I loved Emily getting a new lease on life. She realized she wanted to spend the remainder of her life as real rather than pretentious. A very well-written character transformation.
More episodes scare me. I need Amy to remember what made the show special to a lot of fans. And she needs to remember that fans have spent a lot of time with these characters. And she really should do us the favor of rewatching every episode of the show (at least through s6 but really s7) before writing this new revival. Amy needs to remember these characters and that each character is their own self. Not a full circle copy. And I would like for her to have dinner or a meeting with each actor she plans on writing for and/or plans to ruin their character in this new revival.
I loved A Year In The Life, probably in part by the fact that I stayed away from social media about it. I’m a soap fan, and I used to follow a GH page where there was nothing but bashing going on, so I stopped reading it. I enjoyed the show so much more without the constant negativity. When GG:AYITL came along, I knew enough to stay away from the nattering nabobs of negativity. I would do that again next time, too. Sorry, Crazy Internet People, but you are total buzzkills. My world is so much better without you.
Second revival? Can we start calling them seasons 8 and 9, please?
Love that Lorelai and Whory will be back.
Yikes. Slut shame much? I had issues with Rory in the revival (or more accurately, how her storyline was written), but they certainly have nothing to do with her having an active sex life. She’s a grown woman, for crying out loud.
Yeah grown. Way too grown to sleep with someone she just met and was supposed to be interviewing for work.
To be fair, even in the original, she’s was always with one guy already eyeing another. It’s one thing to have a sexual life with casual encounters. It’s another to cheat, lie, sleep with married or engaged men. But don’t get me wrong. For drama purposes, I love it! Whory is my favourite. Salacious scandal makes for great drama.
Eh, won’t watch. The revival was so bad that it ruined the original series for me.
It didn’t ruin the original series for me, but it was so bad that I prefer to pretend that it never happened.
Same with me. Such a disappointment.
I want more Gilmore girls seasons year in the life I love everything about it show I have been try hard to everyone voice stay more so please bring it back you can keep the musicals out
Yes, I agree, wasn’t crazy about the musical parts.. but loved everything else about it !
Just no musical this time.
Follow the formula: Jess=Luke, Logan=Christopher, Rory=Lorelai
I’m always ready for more. It’s a story about their lives, so it doesn’t really need to have a finite point, because life goes on. They should just make sure to pace themselves though and not rush into it. And next time, they should take a more standard, episodic approach. Whatever happens, I’ll be there. I adore these characters and would follow them until I’m old and gray.
Leave well enough alone! The new episodes were terrible!!
There are so many variables to juggle but it would awesome if they did more.It was so hard welcoming them back & saying goodbye to them all in one day(Thanks Netflix. Stagged would of been great too). After waiting so long & not thinking it would ever come back. Also the hard bit is done catching us up on the girls & Stars Hollow gives more real state time to other things (Towinies esp Lane,day to day life etc) I would also be intreasted in to see what format as Amy has said she likes the Sherlock formula. If they did do another a year in the life fomula I think I would like to see 6/8 hour long episodes. One of things that was hard to judge in AYITL was time,there’s 3 months in each season but just one more hour with Amy/Dan,The Girls & Stars Hollow would be amazing.
I’m not surprised by this news and because of how revival ended i think there were a lot of story directions the show could go.However i do wonder if the show learned from any mistakes they made in those 4 movies that they won’t repeat again.
Rory was so unlikable and useless in the revival. Maybe they can right that wrong. Her character is the same age as me and I can’t imagine not having my ish together (and accidentally getting pregnant by an engaged man?) at this point. She was depressing
“We obviously loved the success of the show [and] fans loved how well it was done; it delivered what they hoped.
Is this for real?
Now I did enjoy some aspects of the revival (Emily) but rlthe rest? Seemed frozen in time.
I was so excited for this show and was so let down. I get people liked it… But it’s like being stuffed into a too small… anything.
Amy and Dan wanted what they wanted and gave the finger to anyone who really enjoyed season 7.
Is that the way to treat the fans who made your show a hit?
Made them seem immature.
Personally I think they need to read the negative feedback and take a long hard look before diving in again.
As for Logan and Rory it was like season 7 never existed. Amy and Dan regressed them to season 5 status to get their full circle ending. Without any respect for the characters they created or for their fans. And it doesn’t look they care about it or consider the negative feedback so I’m pretty sure they would do worse especially with Logan’s character considering that lame parallel with Christopher. They really gave he finger to us.
“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.”
I’m confused – is this an article about how disillusioned studio heads are?
I ended watching ALL 7 seasons! MORE….
After the disappointing revival I can’t see myself wanting to watch more episodes.
On one hand I hope it happens on the other it was the perfect ending to a great show
I don’t want to see Logan being turned into a shallow copy of Christopher, married with a woman he doesn’t love and working for his dad just because it’s the family plan. I want to remember Logan the way I left him in season 7. I don’t want to see the character being trashed by the media and the fandom more (because Amy gave them every reason to do so) and I don’t want to see Matt Czuchry going through all this again. So I hope he’ll stay away from this.