Gilmore Girls: Is the revival coming back for a season two?


Following the very successful, albeit contentious, revival of Gilmore Girls in 2016, should fans be expecting a second season from Netflix?

Where Netflix led, Gilmore Girls fans followed. But is the streaming service leading the charge for a follow-up to its 2016 revival A Year in the Life? As of yesterday, the answer is no, or at least, not yet.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Cindy Holland, vice president of Original Content at Netflix, addressed the revival’s status on Sunday during the summer Television Critics Association press tour.

"“We haven’t discussed it at all. But [creator Amy Sherman-Palladino] knows that we are very big fans of Gilmore Girls.”"

Netflix first got fans’ hopes up about a month after the revival’s release by sending out a tweet joking about Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) baby daddy mystery.

The four-part revival infamously ended on a cliffhanger of four final words in which Rory reveals to Lorelai (Lauren Graham) that she’s pregnant. Though the move was controversial, Sherman-Palladino maintains it had always been her planned ending for the series.

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Since she didn’t serve as showrunner on the seventh and final season of Gilmore Girls‘ original run, the series ended on much different note in 2007. Now, Sherman-Palladino has the conclusion she wanted, but she hasn’t closed the door on a second season either.

Netflix got fans hopes up once again when Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said back March 2017, according to TVLine, that talks were underway with Sherman-Palladino and her husband, executive producer Dan Palladino, about a possible follow-up to the revival.

"“We hope [it happens]. 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 [Amy  Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino] sure delivered and people were really excited about more. And we have been talking to them about the possibility of that.”"

In light of Netflix VP Holland’s recent statement, it’s now unclear what discussions may have actually taken place. However, for their part, Sherman-Palladino and Palladino have taken steps to ensure that a second season could still happen.

Though the pair is currently working with Amazon on the critically acclaimed original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Sherman-Palladino told RadioTimes last fall that contractual arrangements had been made to allow them to work with Netflix on Gilmore Girls in the future.

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"“We carved out a little niche for ourselves with Amazon saying that if we ever want to do it, if the girls and us get together and we have a concept that works, then we have the freedom to do it.”"

It’s highly likely that the couple won’t be able to return to Star Hollows for quite a while, though. The Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated Mrs. Maisel is releasing its second season this winter, and the series was already renewed for a third season last spring.

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