“We hope [there are more installments]. We obviously loved the success of the show, fans loved how well it was done, it delivered what they hoped,” Sarandos told the U.K.’s Press Association.
“The worst thing is to wait a couple of years for your favorite show to come back and for it to disappoint you, but they sure delivered and people were really excited about more, and we have been talking to them about the possibility of that,” he continued.
Alexis Bledeltold reporters in January that there “hasn’t been a conversation as of yet” about another revival. And in December, Netflix sent fans in a tizzy when it sent out a tweet referencing the cliffhanger at the end of A Year in the Life, when Rory revealed to Lorelai that she was pregnant. The identity of the father was not revealed, which the tweet referenced.
It wouldn’t be impossible to gather the troops again, though many of them are tied to other jobs. According to TVLine, Lauren Graham will headline Fox’s half-hour comedy pilot, Linda From HR, while Bledel will recur on Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale.
But not everyone seems to think continuing the Gilmore Girls arc would be a good thing.
“I had dinner with Dan and Amy this week, and funny, we actually didn’t talk about Gilmore at all,” revealed Ventimiglia, who was in his mid-20s when he landed Gilmore Girls in the early 2000s, during a chat on the Build Series last week in New York City.
“As an actor, you constantly want to evolve,” he said, adding, “But I’m constantly trying to evolve and grow, and I think when you have a show that is so far in the past, like over a decade in the past, to visit it once, hey, it’s a blast -- you see some old friends, jump into the shoes and the leather jacket of an old character. But then, you’re like, ‘OK, cool. We gave you that last slice of pie. I’m going to go back to this other show I have called This Is Us and the other gigs that I’m working on.’”
At the end of A Year in the Life, Ventimiglia’s Jess was seen resorting back to his old ways, leaving Stars Hollow after fibbing to his uncle, Luke, that he would make it back in time for his wedding to Lorelai.
As for the theory that Jess fathered Rory’s baby, Ventimiglia struck down that rumor during his Build Series session: “No, it is not Jess’ baby. I feel like everybody’s like, ‘But what if he came out with a pompadour, leather jacket and a smart brain?!’”
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