‘Gilmore Girls’ Star Says ‘No Reason’ to Return (Well, Maybe A Christmas Special)
We’re now a few months removed from the Gilmore Girls revival, as well as “preliminary” talks of a continuation, and prospects aren’t looking great. Star Lauren Graham once again questions the need to return to Stars Hollow after those final four words, though A Very Gilmore Christmas down the line is at least a possibility.
Even as FOX opted not to proceed with Graham’s new sitcom Linda From HR, the erstwhile Lorelai isn’t keen to return for more Gilmore Girls just yet. In a long conversation with IndieWire, Graham suggested “there’s far more risk to continue,” though the possibility of a one-off special in the future hasn’t escaped her:
Just as an experience, it was kind of perfect. I always said, while we were doing it, that I couldn’t see more episodes in that form. Five years from now do you have ‘A Very Gilmore Christmas?’ Maybe, but there’s no reason anymore except enjoyment. And, actually, I think there’s far more risk to continue — you run the risk of disappointing people.
It’s also worth noting that creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Amazon drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel got a two-season pickup, likely precluding any immediate return. And while Netflix is taking a more stringent approach these days, they were seemingly the ones leading the charge, tweeting out a familiar science experiment to tease the father of Rory’s child.