Netflix has essentially become the champion of nostalgia. Cashing in on millennials’ quest to return back to their childhood, the streaming service has been rebooting long-cancelled series such as Full House, Gilmore Girls, and Voltron: Defender of the Universe. The Gilmore Girls revival, tentatively titled Gilmore Girls: Seasons, has been gaining a ton of attention as the comedy has a devoted cult following who didn’t get the finale they deserved when the show was cancelled in 2007.
In addition to the upcoming 4-episode Netflix revival, fans have been wondering if the streaming service would produce even more seasons of the show. Gilmore Girls writer and director Daniel Palladino commented on the possibility of more episodes, saying:
The cast is not killed in a terrible explosion at the end. Spoiler alert! It’s sort of a wacky world out there. It’s more difficult logistically than it would be for Amy and I to come up with stories. We don’t know if this is the ending because we never thought Gilmore Girls would come back in any form. But it’s a new world out there and there are new ways to experience things.
This statement, which comes to us from EW, is surely enough for Stars Hollow fans to rejoice. Of course, this is all just speculative at the moment.
Daniel Palladino’s words, while they may be exciting for hardcore fans of the series, do seem a bit confusing. Much of what made the prospect of new Gilmore Girls episodes so exciting was that the series would finally get a fitting finale episode. Gilmore Girls genius Amy Sherman-Palladino has always maintained that she’s known the final four words of dialogue in the series, and that we’ll finally be able to hear that dialogue in the Netflix revival. If more episodes are going to be produced, does it make the final words less powerful?
Additionally, it seems like it might be a bit of a stretch to once again assemble the giant cast for yet another season. It’s a small miracle that they’ve been able to land some of the more busy alumni like Melissa McCarthy and How To Get Away With Murder’s Liza Weil. The large cast most likely signed up partly because of loyalty to the program which gave them their big break, but they may not be able to join for a long haul series.
Few people ever really thought a Gilmore Girls revival would ever be produced. While the cast would entertain interview “reunions”, it seemed an impossibility to unite the entire town of Stars Hollow for more episodes. Lauren Graham had moved onto NBC dramedy Parenthood, Melissa McCarthy had become a massively successful film star, and we’d even lost the great Edward Herrmann. Additionally, Gilmore Girls has a giant cast of characters to make up the town, so it seems like a scheduling nightmare.
Only time will tell how each of the massive cast is used during the upcoming Gilmore Girls revival. As long as Rory and Lorelai are speaking quickly, and peppered with pop-culture references, fans will surely be happy regardless.
We’ll continue to update you in more information regarding the Gilmore Girls reboot as details become public.