It was only months ago that we technically got a Gilmore Girls revival in the form of the Netflix miniseries Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. This was a project that brought so many wonderful things to the table, whether it be the characters, Stars Hollow, or that warm familiar feeling that came with being back in the world.
It feels almost wrong at this point to even be thinking about the idea of another revival — we’ll be the first to admit that it’s even greedy. Yet, we can’t help it! The new series left off on such a cliffhanger that it begs the question of if there could be more — and if that does turn out to be so, how in the world it could end up coming to fruition.
The first thing to pontificate over here is as simple as how to bring the show back. Do you opt for something like a four-part Netflix series, or structure something similar to a regular season? Personally, we don’t quite feel like you can imitate what was done with A Year in the Life again, mostly because of the fact that you already know how that structure works. We’d be a little more interested in telling the story over the course of a month, or even a week. Heck, do it 24 style! We just saw storytelling on a macro level, so the temptation now is to go the opposite way and tell a story on a far more micro level.
As for whether or not it could happen, much of that just comes down to the availability of the cast and Amy Sherman-Palladino / her team. You can’t do the series without any entity, so you have to be willing to wait if you want to see the project come to fruition. We do think that there could be interest in replicating the experience, but it’s probably not going to be for a while. Think in terms of two or three years.
In the end, we just want to see the show become something closer to the new Sherlock, where you can do a new batch of episodes every few years once everyone has the time to do so. (Granted, it is ironic to consider this given that Sherlock is going on an extended hiatus now.)
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