Nearly seven years after Gilmore Girls’ miniseries A Year in the Life premiered on Netflix, the original show’s creator speaks out about the possibility of bringing back the comedy-drama.
During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Sherman-Palladino stated to “never say never” about Gilmore Girls fans returning to Stars Hallow. “The thing about families is they never work their s— out,” she explained. “They are dysfunctional forever and because of that, it’s the best possible way to come up with stories because you never solve your problems there.”
The Gilmore Girls creator also said there is more to share about certain characters. “I really never liked the way Lane’s life shook out,” she declared. Sherman-Palladino pointed out she would have liked to have spent more time on Lane. “I think it would be interesting to see a baby and a kid and what that next Gilmore Girl round would be.”
However, Sherman Palladino did not offer up any form of timeline for any new episodes. But she has stated in recent years that a reboot is never off the table. “It really is all about the timing,” she told Us Weekly in 2022. “The stars just haven’t aligned yet.”
Gilmore Girls originally aired from 2000 to 2007. The show starred Lauren Graham and Alexis Biedel as a hilarious mother-daughter duo living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
Lauren Graham Says She Has a ‘Gilmore Girls’ Clause in Her Acting Contracts in the Event the Show Returns
Entertainment Tonight reports that during a 2021 appearance on SiriusXM’s EW Live, Lauren Graham revealed that she would include a Gilmore Girls clause in all of her acting contracts if the show returns.
“I put that window into all my new jobs just in case,” Graham explained. “I don’t want to start any new rumors. It’s not for any concrete reason, except that I have a loyalty and an openness to working with [Amy Sherman-Palladino], first of all, and because we could never have predicted that in the past.”
Graham also stated that Gilmore Girls is so “restrictive” now. “So we’re trying to just carve out some pockets just in case.”
Although she said the “door is open” for Gilmore Girls, Graham does wonder if a revival is “creatively warranted” or something that the fans need. “I don’t know.”
A year prior to Graham’s discussion, Sherman-Palladino told Entertainment Tonight she was open to reviving Gilmore Girls again. However, everything has to fall into place. “It’s the kind of thing where we hadn’t planned on doing the Netflix movies… Never say never. It would just have to be the right time for everybody.”
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