Ever since the Gilmore Girls revival, A Year In The Life, debuted on Netflix in November, fans have been wondering if we'd get to see even more from Lorelai, Rory and the folks of Stars Hollow. Netflix head honcho Ted Sarandos came out recently to say that the streaming service would certainly like to see more Gilmore Girls. Now, actor Sean Gunn, who plays Kirk in the series, has given an update on the possibility of new episodes. And, as could be expected, Gunn indicates that such a thing would take a lot of work.
[My] understanding is that Netflix has reached out about the possibility, but there is still much that would have to happen to make it a reality. I'd love to play Kirk again if it works out with scheduling, etc.!
So, it does sound like Netflix has started to make inquiries about getting additional Gilmore Girls on the service in some form, but these talks are still in the very early stages, and there would be a lot of logistics to work out to get that to happen. Fans were shocked a couple of years ago when word finally came down that the family dramedy would actually be getting a revival. The show had been off the air for almost a decade, and since previous talk of a revival in some form hadn't come to fruition much sooner, fans figured that all hope was lost.
Lucky for us all, Netflix was able to convince showrunners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino that they had the right outlet for bringing the series back. Instead of a more traditional television season, fans were treated to four 90-minute specials, each one covering a season during a year in the lives of Rory and Lorelai, which picked up with the characters about a decade after we last saw them on the show. And, fans went wild for it. The only problem? It ended on a pretty huge cliffhanger. So, now of course, everyone is looking for that to be resolved in some way.
As Sean Gunn noted in his response to a fan during his Reddit AMA, scheduling would be chief among the things standing in the way of additional Gilmore Girls episodes at this point. Since the revival wasn't a typical TV series, where actors are signed to contracts that make filming the show a priority over other work for at least seven seasons, everyone went their separate ways once filming on A Year In The Life concluded, with no obligations for them to reconvene at a set future date.
Well, all we can do is hope that the Netflix/Gilmore Girls gods will smile upon us once again, and that we will, at some point, get more with Kirk, Lorelai, Rory and the rest of the GG family.