Netflix exec Ted Sarandos says that “Gilmore Girls” could well be back on the streaming service for a second season. He revealed that talks have begun with creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino for a continuation of the story that ended with a cliffhanger. As he explained, “we obviously loved the success of the show, fans loved how well it was done, it delivered what they hoped.”
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” a continuation of the popular series that aired on the WB and then CW from 2000 to 2007, premiered on Netflix last November with a quartet of movie-length episodes, divided into the four seasons. We welcomed back the close-knit mother-daughter pair of Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel), along with Lorelai’s mother Emily (Kelly Bishop) and other familiar faces in their town, Stars Hollow.
As Sarandos noted the limited series did well with the fans and the critics. “The worst thing is to wait a couple of years for your favourite show to come back and for it to disappoint you, but they sure delivered and people were really excited about more, and we have been talking to them about the possibility of that.”
As the revival scored 74 on MetaCritic and 83% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes, let’s hope awards voters will finally take notice. Graham earned one Golden Globe nomination and two SAG bids, and the series won a single Emmy (Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup in 2004) on its only nomination. “Gilmore Girls” originally aired on the WB and CW networks, which were mostly invisible to awards groups. But Netflix has proven to be an awards favorite, so perhaps the acclaimed revival will finally earn the show some hardware.
He readily admitted,