Are you ready for a second trip to Stars Hollow? If yes, you are in for a surprise. ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life’ Season 2 stands to face the biggest risk in the history of the show.
An American comedy-drama series, ‘Gilmore Girls’ was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore and Alexis Bledel as her daughter Rory. The show premiered on The WB on 5 October 2000, eventually becoming a flagship series for the network. Although discontinued after season 7, the show was brought back in 2016 on fan’s demand as a mini-series titled ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’.
- ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Season 2
- What stands in the way of the possible reboot
- What is the biggest risk season 2 can face?
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‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Season 2 happening or not?
In an interview with “Entertainment Tonight”, Amy Sherman-Palladino neither confirmed the making of ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Season 2 nor did she outrightly deny it. She said, “You know, it’s the kind of thing where we hadn’t planned on doing the Netflix movies … Never say never”.
Prompting at the chances of ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In Life’ Season 2, actress Keiko Agena, who plays Lane Kim, told “Entertainment Tonight” about the cliffhanger of Rory’s pregnancy, “There is a story left to tell. I mean, I would love to work on another installment of Gilmore Girls”.
In March 2017, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, confirmed that preliminary talks about ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In Life’ Season 2 were on the table, but no further updates have been provided since. The chances of a ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ sequel still hangs in the balance. Let’s hope for some good news in the days to come!
What stands in the way of the possible reboot?
Writing, producing, and directing duo Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino also created the award-winning series ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ which premiered on Amazon in 2017. Does that dim the chances of a ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ revival?
Apparently not. In 2017 itself, “Elite Daily” revealed the escape clause in Sherman-Palladino’s contract with Amazon stated that she would be allowed to work with Netflix, in case she chose to pursue a new opportunity with ‘Gilmore Girls’.
When asked about the willingness of the cast to team up for a sequel, Sherman-Palladino clarified to “Entertainment Tonight”, “It would just have to be the right time for everybody. ‘Cause it was [in 2016] like, the moment where Lauren’s like, ‘Hmmm,’ and Alexis’ like, ‘Hmmm,’ and Kelly’s like, ‘Hmmm.’ So we all just did it”.
She added, “That was the whole negotiation. Just three weird, guttural sounds”.
Then, what stands in the way of a possible reboot? Sherman-Palladino told “TV Line”, “There’s no [obstacle] behind it except for lives and people doing [other] things. Lauren [Graham] is in two series right now (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist on NBC and the upcoming Mighty Ducks at Disney+) and Alexis [Bledel] is in Handmaid’s Tale. They all have things …”
What is the biggest risk season 2 can face?
However, lead actress Lauren Graham thinks more of ‘Gilmore Girls’ will be a risky affair. Since creator Sherman-Palladino had exited the show before season 7, ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ was her chance to wrap things her way, just like the fans demanded.
While Sherman-Palladino left the door open for a revival, Graham and Bledel seem worried about whether or not the narrative justifies more episodes. Keiko Agena takes fans down ‘Gilmore Girls’ memory lane. In conversation with “IndieWire”, Graham explained that while she loved the show, going forward with a revival for the sake of enjoyment stands the damaging risk of disappointment.
“Just as an experience, it was kind of perfect. I always said, while we were doing it, that I couldn’t see more episodes in that form. Five years from now do you have A Very Gilmore Christmas? Maybe, but there’s no reason anymore except enjoyment. And, actually, I think there’s far more risk to continue — you run the risk of disappointing people”.
According to her, ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ was intended to bring the beloved ‘Gilmore Girls’ to a full circle. Now that the purpose is served, setting up the show for another potential season will leave things on yet another sour note.
So, was Rory’s pregnancy intended to leave the show open-ended or was it laying the groundwork for ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Season 2? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!