Gilmore Girls: Netflix in ‘Preliminary’ Talks for a Second Revival

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.”

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Gilmore Girls: Netflix in ‘Preliminary’ Talks for a Second Revival

Alexis Will Costars in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

We already knew Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, and Samira Wiley were all starring in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, but now EW can reveal that Gilmore Girls‘ own Alexis Bledel is also costarring as a fellow handmaid alongside Moss.

Based on Margaret Atwood’s incredible 1985 best-selling novel, the drama series — which premieres April 26 — tells the story of life in a not-so-far future dystopia called Gilead, formerly the United States, where birthrates have plummeted and society treats women as property of the state. Fertile women are in short supply and, due to the totalitarian caste system, forced into sexual servitude for high-ranked officers, in an attempt to repopulate. Moss plays Offred, one such handmaid, who must warily navigate her role in her household. Bledel plays Ofglen, her assigned companion, who may either be a friend or spy.

The Handmaid’s Tale was created, executive-produced, and written by Bruce Miller. Margaret Atwood served as a consulting producer, and Reed Morano directs the first three episodes.

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Alexis Will Costars in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

Gilmore Girls’ Four New Episodes Won’t Be Enough for Fans, but They’re Exactly What We Need

It’s fitting that Gilmore Girls, a charming and lighthearted series exploring the complicated relationships between three generations of women, has captured the hearts of a new generation of viewers 16 years after it debuted on The WB. Since the show’s original seven-season run popped up on Netflix in October 2014, it has attracted more soon-to-be-overly-caffeinated young women to its cause through a simple central premise involving a mother and daughter who are also best friends. It’s a set up that is essential to the success of the series — and a theme that drives much of the narrative in Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Friday, Nov. 25) — but it is also largely tied to a different era of TV.

Gilmore Girls debuted at the height of The WB alongside other iconic and influential pop culture programs that Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) likely would have referenced (and probably have), including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek and Felicity. But by the time the show’s then-series finale aired in May 2007, the so-called Golden Age of TV was already moving on to a darker, more complex era that would be dominated by the morally bankrupt stories of male antiheroes. Those worlds didn’t line up with the Gilmores, their small New England town or their perfectly measured whimsy and staccato-like banter. Lorelai and Rory and the simple elegance of their existence, where Friday night dinners could be every bit as tense as whatever perilous situation Walter White found himself in, gave way to some of the most celebrated shows the medium has ever seen. And now, with more quality viewing options than ever before, it’s a happy delight that the Gilmores have somehow managed to endure through it all.
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Gilmore Girls’ Four New Episodes Won’t Be Enough for Fans, but They’re Exactly What We Need

[Gallery Update] New ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Stills!

I just added new stills from some of the episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life! They are amazing of course. And they are all in high quality! Feel free to check them out on our gallery.

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[Gallery Update] New ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Stills!