When no one expected a comeback, Amy Sherman-Palladino gave us Gilmore Girls: A Year in Life in 2016. Now that everyone is expecting a Gilmore Girls reboot, will Sherman-Palladino and Netflix hear our prayers and give us a Season 9?
An American comedy-drama, Gilmore Girls made its television debut on October 25, 2000. Starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in the lead, the show follows the relationship between a single mother and her teenage daughter.
- Gilmore Girls season 8 recap
- Season 9: Expected storyline and cast
- When can we expect Season 9 to release?
The show became an instant hit and after running for seven successful seasons, the final season aired on The CW on May 15, 2007. Since then, after making the fans wait for nine years, the creators did a surprise Gilmore Girls season 8 reprise, with a 4-part miniseries on Netflix. Was that the end, or is there a season 9 in the making? Read on to know more.
Gilmore Girls season 8 recap
Gilmore Girls season 8 released in November 2016 and was titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in Life. It had four episodes, each of 90 minutes, and named after a season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.
Season 8 picked up from where season 7 ended, with the three ladies standing at life’s crossroads. Rory’s career as a journalist has been put to a stop before it even began. Luke and Lorelei’s relationship is also stagnant, whereas Lorelei’s mother Emily is devastated after her husband Richard’s death. Season 8 ended with the biggest question — with Rory being pregnant, who was the father of her child? Fans are sincerely hoping for it to be Logan, but we might be in for a surprise.
Season 9: Expected storyline and cast
The major cliffhanger with which Gilmore Girls Season 8 ended was Rory’s pregnancy. Will she keep the child? Who is the father? Will her parenting style be like that of her mother? With these questions, it felt like Rory was about to simply follow in her mother’s footsteps. Gilmore Girls season 9 could be about Rory’s journey of self-discovery, carving her own path and her own future.
Season 9 is expected to see the comeback of familiar faces, including Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore, Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore, Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore, Liza Weil as Paris Geller, Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard, Keiko Agena as Lane Kim, Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James, Scott Patterson as Luke Danes, Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano and Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason.
Moreover, the new characters introduced in Season 8 are expected to reprise their roles in Season 9, like Ezra Dewey as Steve Van Gerbig, Lane’s 9-year-old son, Lucas Jaye, as Kwan Van Gerbig, Lane’s 9-year-old son, and Claudia de Vasco as Clementina.
When can we season 9?
Speculation on Gilmore Girls season 9 was triggered when Amy Sherman-Palladio signed a multi-year deal in 2017 with Amazon for The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel. It was anticipated that the deal would put Gilmore Girls on the back burner, but in an interview with Radio Times, Amy confirmed: “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.”
Alexis Bledel also said in an interview with Deadline that she would be “interested in telling a story that is dynamic and that I can sort of relate to and can hook onto”.
It sounds like Amy and the Gilmore girls are on board for the long-awaited return with Season 9. However, no official announcement has come from the makers, or Netflix so far. Even if the show is green-lit for a renewal, given the Covod situation, 2020 doesn’t seem like the year of release. Also, Alexis Bledel is busy shooting The Handmaid’s Tale. So it’s best to expect nothing before October 2021. But there’s at least one thing the fans are sure about — whenever it does come, “Where you lead, I will follow”.
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