There is some happy news for everyone who has been missing Stars Hollow. The Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix may get a second season.
Netflix’s four-part Gilmore Girls revival that aired in 2016 was everything fans wanted, until the cliffhanger at the end. Titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the series is set a decade after the finale of the original show. It took fans back to the colourful town of Stars Hollow, exploring new and existing relationships in the Gilmore household.
- What’s so special about Gilmore Girls?
- Why is another revival season is important?
- What Amy Sherman-Palladino has to say about a second season
When the series ended in 2007, fans longed to see co-creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino’s original ending. The revival gave them a chance to do things their way, but fans weren’t pleased with this one either. What started out as the perfect reunion of the mother-daughter duo viewers missed so dearly, turned into a shocking cliffhanger when they got to hear the final four words at the end of the series.
It’s been a while since the news of the Gilmore Girls revival getting a second season started making rounds. Co-creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is all up for it! They may finally get a chance to make it right once and for all.
What’s so special about Gilmore Girls?
Part of the reason why Gilmore Girls has been such a memorable series throughout the years is in its story. The way the creators captured a special mother-daughter relationship, a rarity in TV during those days, was mesmerising. It’s the best example of escapist fantasy TV. Ten minutes in and you feel as if you’re transported to your care-free teenage years.
Lorelai and Rory (played by Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel) had their imperfect moments, but their relationship never changed. Throughout the seven seasons of the show, the duo continued to follow their dreams. They made pop-culture references at the speed of a machine gun, talked a mile a minute and drank too much coffee. But most importantly, they always kept it real.
The series never strayed away from highlighting strong, passionate women who were unafraid of following their dreams and being themselves. Whether it was Lane’s dream of playing in a band, the career-driven Paris or even Lorelai and Sookie’s dream of opening an inn, every character in Gilmore Girls had a story, but not all got a chance to live it in the revival.
Why a new revival season is important
When we were first introduced to Rory in Gilmore Girls, she was an intelligent and hard-working girl. She loved reading and could quote writers and journalists at the drop of a hat. Back then, it was pretty inspiring to see such a care-free, headstrong young girl on TV.
Rory never cared about being popular or in big social groups. She always had her mom, her best-friend Lane and her treasure trove of novels. She was pretty cool. So, to see her become the opposite of her adolescent version in the revival came as a surprise to fans. She wasn’t perfect anymore — she was failing professionally, living in Stars Hollow again, and still in a relationship with her engaged ex-boyfriend.
The biggest surprise arrived when Rory announced her pregnancy at the end of the final episode. Her announcement harmed Rory’s character development and viewers were suddenly left with all these questions they didn’t have answers to. Who is the father of Rory’s baby? Has the story come full-circle with Rory stepping into Lorelai’s shoes? Did Rory publish the book about her relationship with her mother? What happened to everyone else?
A second season would take off where the story ended and dive deeper into Rory’s life. How can we stop hoping for a new season when the cast approves? More than a second season, Lauren Graham thinks there should be a Gilmore Girls Christmas movie.
We could get behind the idea as it’d give us a chance to check in on the girls and just maybe, get some answers. After all, everything is more magical when it snows.
What Amy Sherman-Palladino has to say about a second season
We’re glad that co-creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is positive about working on a new season of the Gilmore Girls revival. She said she’d be open to revisiting Lorelai and Rory’s story, in a post-revival interview with “Vogue”. “This was the story that we wanted to do. We wanted to do this year — a year in the life. So we accomplished what we wanted to do.”
The show-runner continued, “We didn’t go in there with any intention of wanting to do more. There were no discussions between us and Warners or us and Netflix of having anymore. We all went through this journey thinking we just wanted to make it a very special event. So that really is where we are right now, because we’re so tired and exhausted and the kitchen still smells like butter.”
But it seems like the cast is excited about the possibility of a reunion. Sherman-Palladino went on to explain that the Gilmore Girls cast is still one big family.
“We are absolutely open to do more. You know, I talk to Lauren constantly. And we’re very tight with Milo [Ventimiglia], Kelly [Bishop], and Alexis. We’re tight with the Gilmore family.”
With the showrunner lighting a green signal for its future, we’re sure there’s more for us in store!