Lorelai might need more coffee after hearing this news. While we're curious to find out what all our favorite Gilmore Girls characters have been up to since the show ended, the one I'm most excited to learn about is Rory. Why? Because in the highly-anticipated Netflix revival of the series, she's basically now an adult. And considering how most of the show centered around Rory's dating life and career path, it's important that we know where everything stands. Luckily, in an exclusive interview with TVLine, Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino answered a number of questions about the fates of various characters. Among other things, we have learned that Rory is single in the Gilmore Girls revival. Sorry Lorelai, but it looks like even more juicy boy drama is on it's way (Yay!).
Sherman-Palladino was asked point-blank on Rory's relationship status, to which she responded, "She’s ... single in the sense that she’s not married. But she’s dating like any young woman with that face would be." The interviewer even went so far as to ask about the fate of Rory's men — and yes, that includes Logan, Jess, and Dean. After all, how can we possibly move on to a new set of guys if we're still be holding on to our dream 'ships from the past? When asked which cast members were coming back, Sherman-Palladino replied:
"Our plan is to get as many of the lovely men back as possible. We’ve also had certain storylines we had to [tweak] because, apparently, there are still budgetary restrictions in Hollywood. I don’t understand that. I sort of feel like, 'This is the story I want to tell, and somebody should just pay for it.' [Laughs] Apparently, it doesn’t work like that. Very irritating. So, certain storylines — one of which involved one of the boys — had been taken out of our hands. We’re still dealing with who’s going to be in it. We definitely we want to see them. And we have storylines planned. I just need someone to tell me they’re going to show up."
Sherman-Palladino gives no indication as to which "one of the boys" was noted for a storyline, so we'll just have to wait and see. Though the revival will consist of four 90-minute episodes on Netflix, it seems as if we might not get all of the answers to our Rory-inspired questions. "My preference would be they would not be released at once, because I feel like there’s going to be anticipation, and I think the diehard fans would enjoy it more with a little separation," says Sherman-Palladino, "Because the last thing you want is for someone to jump to the last episode and [ruin] it for everybody — which I think would happen, quite frankly, in this day and age of binging."
As much as I respect that, it is an overall torturous thing to hear. Especially when there's still a ton of Rory-related questions looming in my mind. Is she kind of seeing someone and trying to take things to the next level? Is she using Tinder? No matter what the case may be, Gilmore Girls fans will certainly be in for a treat. At this point, filming for the Netflix revival has only just begun, and that's all the reassurance we have. Until then, pack your bags for Stars Hollow.
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