It’s happening again. Maybe.
In the wake of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life‘s runaway success, Netflix has begun exploring the possibility of a second revival. The streamer’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos reportedly told UK’s Press Association that “very preliminary” talks are underway with (presumably) Warner Bros. for more episodes.
“We hope [it happens],” he said. “We obviously loved the success of the show [and] fans loved how well it was done; it delivered what they hoped. The worst thing is to wait a couple of years for your favorite show to come back and for it to disappoint you, but [series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and exec producer Dan Palladino] sure delivered and people were really excited about more. And we have been talking to them about the possibility of that.’
Buoyed in large part by the November release of A Year in the Life, Netflix added a record-shattering 7.05 million subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2016.
When asked about the possibility of returning to Stars Hollow, Sherman-Palladino told TVLine last December, “I don’t rule anything in my life out. When people were talking about a Gilmore movie [after the original series ended] I was always like, ‘That’s not going to happen.’ But I wasn’t going to say no. Because… why say no to anything?”
That said, the auteur — whose Amazon pilot The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel drops later this month — strongly hinted that Another Year in the Life (possible working title?!) was not be imminent. “We’re all very tired,” she conceded. “Dan and I have been in a Gilmore cocoon for a year and a half. It’s been very intense. So we’re stepping back now.”
Gilmore Girls: Netflix in ‘Preliminary’ Talks for a Second Revival
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life creator/executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino will be appearing at Entertainment Weekly’s first ever PopFest on Saturday, October 29th at The Reef to discuss all things Stars Hollow and unveil an exclusive first look at Netflix’s highly-anticipated four-part event.
EW PopFest will be the first and only entertainment festival to feature multiple media platforms under one roof, including appearances and performances by A-list talent across movies, TV, music, gaming and books. EW PopFest’s line-up will include appearances from James Corden, the host of CBS’ The Late Late Show, a live performance by pop superstar Nick Jonas, discussions with Oscar-winning actress and director Jodie Foster, and Emmy-winning showrunner Ryan Murphy and friends. Attendees will have an opportunity to see first-look footage and special guests from Sony’s Dark Tower, a reunion with the cast of Happy Endings performing a never-before-seen episode, the cast of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend performing their musical mashups live, and a conversation between husband-and-wife YA superstars Tahareh Mafi (Shatter Me) and Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children).
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Additionally, the first 300 people to purchase two-day VIP tickets to the festival will receive a complimentary ticket to a screening of Marvel’s Doctor Strange on Friday, October 28.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life at the PopFest
Yes, you read that right! Alexis welcomed a baby boy the last fall. E! News has an article about it.
Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel has welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with husband Vincent Kartheiser, E! News has learned. A rep for the actress confirmed the exciting news and added that the couple’s son was born last Fall.
The couple, who met when they played lovers on the AMC hit show Mad Men, tied the knot in a top-secret ceremony back in 2014, kept both the pregnancy and the birth under wraps.
But it turns out that Scott Patterson—who was interviewed by Glamour ahead of the upcoming Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls—happened to spill the beans about Alexis becoming a mom for the very first time.
“It was great to see her. She’s really blossomed as a woman and now she’s a proud new mother and married and happy,” he told the magazine.
“I remember her as an 18-year-old kid, fresh out of college coming into Hollywood and being a little overwhelmed. She’s just the most likeable, intelligent person and adorable human being. She hasn’t changed at all. She looks the same.”
He continued, “We’re comparing notes because my son is about a year and a half older than her young son. I’m showing her photos and videos and what to expect. We’re just really enjoying each other’s company.”
Shortly after news of Bledel and Kartheiser’s relationship went public, Jon Hamm opened up to Vulture about the couple’s love story off-screen.
“I did know he liked her from a very early point,” he shared. “I was a supporter of that union.” (Source)
Congratulations to Alexis and Vincent!
Alexis Bledel Is a Mom!
Alexis is guest starring in an episode of Motive this month!
Alexis to guest star in ‘Motive’
The television series Motive struggled for ratings on ABC in the US so was cancelled after its second season but, since the show proved quite the hit in Canada, it was renewed for a 3rd season.
Motive season three will premiere on CTV on March 8, while the Alexis Bledel episode of the show is currently scheduled to air on CTV on March 22 at 10pm ET/PT.