That’s not to say that Sherman-Palladino shut the door on more “Gilmore” entirely, though. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the producer was asked about working with Amazon, and whether her new commitments would prevent her from collaborating with rival streaming service Netflix on another round of “A Year in the Life.”
“We’ve got the ‘Gilmore’ clause, we’ve carved it out,” Sherman-Palladino said of her contract, which would allow her to delve back into the “Gilmore” world when she chooses. But according to the creator, that could be quite a while.
The thing about Gilmore Girls is, it’s an amorphous thing. The reason that it happened the first time is because we all went to that Austin [ATX] Festival and we all sat together and there was an open bar and we were all sitting there saying, “It feels good now, let’s do it now.” I think it would have to be a similar situation. There would have to be an open bar and we would have to have the right story and the right format and it would have to be a time where the girls and us all felt like, ‘Yeah, let’s dive in again.’ There’s nothing being planned right now but it’s open if the muse strikes.
That’s certainly disappointing to hear, since we have a lot of mixed feelings about how the first revival run ended, and we’d like to see some loose ends tied up. Plus, any more time we can spend with Emily at the whaling museum would be greatly appreciated.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed that Sherman-Palladino’s “Gilmore” muse comes to call someday soon.