How Gilmore Girls Should Eventually Come Back, According To Lauren Graham

Lorelai watching the Stars Hollow musical

With nostalgia currently one of the most lucrative trends in television production, it seems like just about everyone is reviving old projects in order to cash in. And perhaps no revival was quite as viral and anticipated as Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. The four 90 minute episodes brought back just about every character from the original series, and allowed the rabid fanbase to catch up with the denizens of Stars Hollow a decade later. But despite the show's massive success, Netflix hasn't made any plans to continue the series, leading some actors to move on to other projects. But Lauren Graham has an idea for how Gilmore Girls should continue: a TV Christmas movie.

Lauren Graham recently spoke to the folks at TV Line ahead of the impending Emmy Nominations. When discussing the future of Gilmore Girls, Graham revealed how she thinks the world can continue to be expanded in the future, saying:

To me, what would be a great next step- whenever it is, five years, ten years- would be a Christmas movie.

Well, I definitely didn't see that coming. Although Christmas in Stars Hollow sounds like a lovely escape for the Holiday Season.

Following the massive response to Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, it seemed like a second season was very obviously on the way. The revival was praised for recreating the world of the original series, and featured almost every important character that we'd ever been introduced to (even Sookie!). Plus the limited series left off with a giant cliffhanger, as Rory told Lorelai that she's pregnant. And with three potential fathers in the picture, the fandom is eager the situation to resolve, and for us to find out who Rory's baby daddy is.

Alas, no renewal announcement was made in the months following A Year in the Life, leading many to believe that it might never happen. But there are logistical issues that might prevent the series from continuing. Namely, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is currently in bed with Amazon on a new show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Starring Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Alex Borstein (Mad TV), the new series was picked up for a two season order, presumably putting Gilmore Girls on hold indefinitely. And now that Alexis Bledel has been promoted to series regular for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, it looks like we're not getting any new episodes anytime soon.

But Lauren Graham seems to think that the show will continue down the line, perhaps with TV movies. Graham's suggestion of a Christmas movie would likely work very well, as A Year in the Life was capsulated into the four seasons. Stars Hollow has always gone over the top with their holiday celebrations, so it would be a perfect way to bring back the ensemble cast in an easy and logical way.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is currently available on Netflix, and you can also catch Lauren Graham on the upcoming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.