Last month, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said the streaming giant was in “very preliminary” talks with “Gilmore Girls” creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino for a second season of the revival of the early-2000s cult classic family dramedy.
“We hope [for more],” Sarandos told the UK’s Press Association. “We obviously loved the success of the show. Fans loved how well it was done; it delivered what they hoped.”
However, during Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Event on Sunday night, star Lauren Graham said she’s not sure there’s a need for a second season.
“If it all existed in a vacuum, I would play that character until my dying day…Now it’s become what could we do with this story that is satisfying, that is worth continuing. I don’t know if there is a need to do more. I wouldn’t want it to feel like we overstayed our welcome,” the actress said, as reported by Deadline.
Both Graham and co-star Alexis Bledel said they have not been approached by the producers about making a next season. For Bledel, it all comes down to “what story we’re telling…I’m just interested in telling a story that is dynamic and that I can hook into.”
Up next for Bledel is Hulu’s series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” premiering April 26. Graham will star in Fox’s comedy pilot “Linda From HR”.