We were all left hanging at the end of last year’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, when Rory Gilmore uttered the four words creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said she always knew would end the series: “Mom?” “Yeah?” “I’m pregnant.” And just like that, the credits rolled, and we were left clutching our wine glasses and tissue boxes, wondering what on earth we’d possibly do with our lives now. Since then, we’ve been begging for answers (who is the father?!) and also for more Gilmore Girls (we need closure!). Now, Sherman-Palladino has revealed that she has the freedom to make our wildest dreams come true—the rest of the cast just needs to get in on it.
In an interview with Radio Times published on Friday, the showrunner said that although she’s now signed in an overall deal with Amazon—leading some fans to panic that the now-Netflix-based series would definitely never happen—she negotiated a little space in her contract to go back to Stars Hollow.
“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,” Sherman-Palladino told Radio Times.
“So it would just have to be the right circumstances, and that we’re all sort of in the same drunken mood together to go repaint Stars Hollow again,” she continued. “Because we had to repaint Stars Hollow, and we’ll have to repaint it again. But it’s definitely possible.”
Apparently she’s still friends with a lot of people on the cast, according to the Radio Times—meaning that lines of communication are open. She still hangs out with Lauren Graham, who plays Lorelai, and Kelly Bishop, who plays matriarch Emily Gilmore—they got lunch last week—and she even still calls Alexis Bledel up for chats on the phone. Of course Graham and Bledel said in April they hadn’t been contacted about coming back—but I mean, what is with her social calendar if not a revival, right? Yeah.
According to what she told the Radio Times, working on the Netflix revival sounded way more fun than working on the original series. “During the series everything was so frantic, we had so much work to do and it was just constant; we never really got to rehearse a scene or talk about a scene or talk about stuff or just hang out and shoot the shit,” she said, adding that having the definite framework with the Netflix revival meant the cast could actually chat and hang out. “We got to have that time together as a mad theatre group and that was amazing.”
Who doesn’t want to have a ton of fun while keeping millions of devoted fans happy? And she couldn’t really leave us on that four-word cliffhanger, could she?
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