Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life appears to be another booming success for Netflix. Striking the nostalgia cord is working for the streaming service as Gilmore Girls marks the second, after Fuller House, of revival series the continue to tell stories from shows long gone. The four-part series is comprised of 90 minute episodes (named after the four seasons) and have brought up debates on which boyfriend best suited Rory; with the most talked about scene of all being the final four words uttered before the revival’s conclusion.
The return to Stars Hollow has garnered some overall positive reviews, but some events are likely to strike up heated conversation between some of the show’s more dedicated fans. Ahead of the release of A Year in the Life, Scott Patterson (who plays lovable diner owner Luke Danes on the series) gushed over how excited he was that fans were finally going to a get a deeper look at “places [the show] probably wanted to go in the series but couldn’t.”
The series that hinged on the relationship between single mom, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and her daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel) did not deviate from what was established when the show first aired some 16 years ago. Gilmore Girls‘ final season on The CW was marred with the sudden departure of series creator and producer Amy Sherman-Palladino. In a recent interview with THR, Sherman-Palladino said that she was happy she finally had the opportunity to bring her original vision to life. But when pressed about that cliffhanger and whether or not fans could get a resolution in a second revival season, she simply said:
“We really had a very specific journey in our minds and we fulfilled the journey. So to us, this is the piece that we wanted to do. And the whole thought about, is there more, is there more, is there more – this has to go out into the universe now. We’ve got to put this to bed. And then whatever happens, happens.”
That isn’t quite the response fans were hoping for, especially those who are dying to know what Rory’s future will look like after the finale. The boring answer falls on the logistics spectrum of whether or not these actors and producers will be able to come together for yet another mini-series. Sherman-Palladino is hard at work on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a new pilot for Amazon; but Patterson has been vocal about his desire to return to Stars Hollow over and over again. He said:
“It’s be nice to do it every year. Maybe every two years, do a three-month thing, do four more chapters. It was easy to do. It was fun. It was really rewarding and people got a sense that if this was going to be the last thing that we now have some closure.”
Though excited at the potential for more Gilmore Girls, he also acknowledged that the revival did bring about a sense of closure in how it brought the series full circle. Since Netflix doesn’t release its viewership numbers, a follow-up to Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be left to the fate of what happens in closed door meetings.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is streaming on Netflix now.