With the trend of nostalgia proving ever relevant and lucrative, Netflix and other networks have been reviving projects that previously seemed dead. And one of the most reported and anticipated examples of this from this year has been Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which returned fans of the dialogue heavy comedy to Stars Hollow. And with the final four words leaving a giant cliffhanger, fans have been wondering if more episodes are in the future. Now it seems much more likely, because Lauren Graham's FOX pilot Linda from HR was not picked up.
This news comes to us from Deadline, which reports that FOX dropped the remainder of its lingering pilots. While Linda from HR and Gilmore Girls aren't necessarily mutually exclusive, it certainly seems like Lauren Graham's schedule will be significantly lighter than if the FOX pilot were ordered to series. Gilmore Girls head honcho Amy Sherman-Palladino used some creative scheduling to allow some of the alums to return for A Year in the Life, but obviously Rory and Lorelai were at the center of the four 90 minute episodes. TV schedules are very taxing, so Lauren Graham possibly leading a network series could have thrown a wrench into the possibility of another season.
Funny enough, it's actually Alexis Bledel who is having a bit of a comeback moment on TV. She's part of the main ensemble of Hulu's dark drama The Handmaid's Tale, which has been getting a ton of positive buzz since its premiere. Many have named her performance a revelation and career best, who seems to be cast perfectly as Ofglen. It's unclear if she'll return for Season 2, but the two streaming services would no doubt be able to work out an acceptable schedule.
Since the day Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life burst onto Netflix, it seemed like more episodes were likely. The four episode format allowed for heavy hitters like Melissa McCarthy to return for a quick scene or two, and the series was insanely popular during its opening weekend. As the cast made its rounds on the press tour, Lauren Graham and company seemed hopeful that A Year in the Life would be returning, particularly when considering the cliffhanger ending.
The final moments of A Year in the Life saw Lorelai and Luke FINALLY get married in the Stars Hollow gazebo. While Lorelai sipped champagne with Rory, her daughter dropped a major bomb on us all. She's pregnant, and it's not clear which of her partners is the baby daddy. While signs point to Logan, Rory also had the boyfriend nobody could remember, and Jess seemed to give her a knowing look in his final scene. Really, anything could happen.
You can currently catch Lauren Graham's work on Netflix, including Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the original series, and Parenthood.