'Gilmore Girls' Star on More Episodes After the Revival: 'I Don't Know if There Is a Need to Do More


'Gilmore Girls' Star on More Episodes After the Revival: 'I Don't Know if There Is a Need to Do More


Lauren Graham doesn't 'want it to feel like we overstayed our welcome,' while Alexis Bledel says she's 'interested in telling a story that is dynamic.'
There has been high interest in more "Gilmore Girls" episodes, both from viewers and Netflix, following the positive feedback for the revival "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life". Joining Deadline's The Contenders Emmys panel on Sunday morning, April 9, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel talked about the possibility of renewal.

"Now it has become a dialogue with the fans of the show; if it all existed in a vacuum I would play that character until my dying day," Graham addressed it. She claimed that she and Bledel hadn't been approached by everyone about doing another season of the show.

Praising Amy Sherman-Palladino's writing, she added, "In terms of an actor, I would never tire of that. Now it has become, 'What can we do that is satisfying, and worth continuing, and gratifying to the people who care so much about it.' " She went on pointing out, "I don't know if there is a need to do more. I would never want it to feel like we overstayed our welcome. ... There's probably a way to keep these characters alive but I don't know if that's the best thing for them."

As for Bledel, it was a "dynamic" storyline that interested her. "I think for me it comes down to what story we're telling. I'm just interested in telling a story that is dynamic and that I sort of relate to and can hook into. And if that happens ... I don't know. It's such an unknown, I don't think we anticipated that this would happen," she shared.

The two actresses also talked about the big cliffhanger in the ending of "A Year in the Life". "That's not an ending, that's a cliffhanger!" Graham exclaimed about the last four words in the finale. "It took me a minute, but I eventually loved it...but it's not an ending."

While her on-screen mom "eventually loved it," Bledel still found it hard to accept that her character Rory might face the same fate as her mother Lorelai's. "It's certainly not the ending I expected. I told Amy I wanted Rory to end on a high note after all her hard work. I wanted her to succeed...so it was a hard thing for me to digest," she confessed.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said last month that the streaming giant had been in talks with series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and exec producer Dan Palladino about the possibility of making new episodes of the revival.

"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," he said. He added, "And we have been talking to them about the possibility of that," before stressing that the talks are still in "very preliminary" stage.


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