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Gilmore Girls Creator Gives Update On The Show’s Possible Return

Series creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, seems open to the idea.

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Rory and Lorelai Gilmore on 'Gilmore Girls.'
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Gilmore Girls’ popularity has extended well beyond its peak in the 2000s, with the beloved seven-season series, centering on single mother Lorelai Gilmore and her teen daughter Rory in the town of Stars Hollow, continuing to delight fans to this day. Now, in a new interview, Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino teased whether she’d be open to the idea of a revival.

There’s More To Explore

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Sherman-Palladino explained how the dysfunction of family means it’s always possible to explore fresh stories within the Gilmore Girls universe.

“The thing about families is they never work their s*** out,” she told the outlet. “They are dysfunctional forever and because of that, it’s the best possible way to come up with stories because you will never solve your problems there.”

Sherman-Palladino also revealed that she wanted to explore more in the original series, but time constraints got in the way.


“I really never liked the way Lane’s life shook out. I would have liked to have spent more time on her,” she continued. “I think it would be interesting to see a baby and a kid and what that next Gilmore Girl round would be.”

A Revival Isn’t In The Works — Yet

Sherman-Palladino gave hope to fans in 2022 by revealing that a Gilmore Girls reboot is “absolutely not off the table,” despite not currently being in the works. “It really is all about the timing,” she explained to US Weekly. “The stars just haven’t aligned yet.”

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Meanwhile, lead star Lauren Graham (aka Lorelai Gilmore) told TV Line in 2021 that there is “no plan” for a revival, although she’d be more than open to working with Sherman-Palladino again.

“Everyone is doing their own thing,” Graham said at the time. “I love that character so much and I love Amy [Sherman-Palladino]. I will work with her any time.”

What The Cast Has Said

Alexis Bledel, who portrayed Rory Gilmore, said in 2017 that the likelihood of a Gilmore Girls revival would depend on the quality of the story. “I’m just interested in telling a story that is dynamic and that I can hook into,” she explained.

Scott Patterson, who played Luke Dane for seven seasons, told Hollywood Life in 2021 that he’s “optimistic that there’s going to be more episodes.”

Patterson went on to say that fans deserve a follow-up to the ending of Netflix’s four-episode revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, adding:That would be a dirty trick, right? We have to find out, and we’re going to find out.”

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