The reboot of ‘Gilmore Girls’ hit a halt when season 2 of ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ never materialised. But recent rumours about an upcoming season in the works is gaining momentum. Let’s see what is cooking!
Sixteen years after the original show aired, the much-awaited revival of ‘Gilmore Girls’ called ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ premiered on Netflix in 2016. The show took us back to the quaint and lovely town of Stars Hollow. All the characters from the show make an appearance in the show, making the revival all the more special.
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For fans who never thought they’ll see the duo – Lorelai and Rory – back on screen again, their happiness knew no bounds when the revival happened.
But the delight quickly turned sour when a second season wasn’t announced. Recently, the tide seems to be turning though as rumours of a second season are running wild.
‘Gilmore Girls’: The reboot fans demanded
‘Gilmore Girls’ remains the one show whose reboot was consistently demanded by fans over the years. The 2000 series got a reboot in 2016 and creator and show-runner Amy Sherman-Palladino returned to write the series herself.
In the early 2000s, ‘Gilmore Girls’ premiered to a lot of critical acclaims that concentrated on the relationship between a single mother and her daughter as they tackle life together. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel), the power mother-daughter duo, had enough sarcasm, wit, and emotional intelligence (and coffee) to keep the audience hooked for seven seasons.
The series represented strong female relationships by which women all over the world felt empowered. Whether it was Rory and Kim, her best friend, working hard to achieve their dreams, or Rory and her mother being each other’s tremendous support, at the end of the day, the simplicity of the show kept the audiences hooked.
So, why have four years not been long enough for Netflix to announce a reboot for season 2 of ‘Gilmore Girls’?
Is season 2 of ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ in the works?
Rumours are that season 2 of the series is already in the works, and heading the production process is writer and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. Speculations further suggest that the show, meant to release in 2020, has been pushed back due to coronavirus.
Even though no official statement has been released, fans have suggested that a second season is necessary even if only to answer the many questions that season 1 left us with.
Season 1 saw Rory announce that she was expecting a baby without discovering who the father of the baby was. There is also the question of whether Rory decides to publish the all-tell book she wrote about the relationship she shares with her mother.
If these questions have been burning inside your mind since 2016, you are not alone. We hope and pray that ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ returns with season 2 and rids us of all this cluelessness.
But why has the renewal decision not being made yet?
The many mistakes of ‘Gilmore Girls’
Being irresponsible does not bode well with the streaming app Netflix. Proper representation matters to Netflix the most. Whether it’s about what they, as a brand, want to represent or as a way to pave for actual change.
‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ premiered on Netflix to as much love and nostalgia as it did to negative feedback. In 2016, people didn’t feel that jokes on being fat or being racially insensitive were funny. Lack of diversity made matters even worse for the show, because, well, it’s not 2000 anymore.
Rumours suggest that Amy Sherman-Palladino has learnt her lesson. But whether she has decided to move forward with these lessons onto another season or not, still remains a mystery.
And the only thing on our minds is the renewal of ‘Gilmore Girls’ and a constant streak of nostalgia that just won’t stop.
Do you want another season of ‘Gilmore Girls’? Who do you think Rory’s baby father is? Let us know in the comments section below!