Welp, it doesn’t look like we’re getting any closure to that Gilmore Girls revival cliffhanger anytime soon, if ever. Gilmore Girls creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino have just inked a deal with Amazon that could definitely halt any further talk of returning to Stars Hollow. Is all hope lost for new Gilmore Girls? Here’s what we know.
Right now, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been greenlit for two seasons at Amazon. Obviously, having two shows in production at the same time is not easy, so it would all fall down to scheduling production for more Gilmore Girls episodes either before production begins on Mrs. Maisel or between that show’s two seasons. With no announced plans or intentions to film new episodes coming from anyone associated with Gilmore Girls, I think we can safely say we’re probably not going to be surprised at the announcement of more Gilmore Girls coming after Season 1 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been completed, if at all. But, that’s only if the series doesn’t jump immediately into production for Season 2, which isn’t common, but would really depend on the series and what Amazon wants in terms of release.
Scheduling around shows isn’t the only issue either, as Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino will also have to juggle actor’s schedules if they want more Gilmore Girls. Lauren Graham just landed herself in a new series on Fox, Milo Ventimiglia has This Is Us, and Alexis Bidel is fresh off The Handmaid’s Tale and will likely be entertaining a few more offers after its premiere date on April 26th. With more and more schedules being locked up, and Sherman-Palladino herself about to dive into a new series, you’d have to think the hassle is too great at this point to make it happen. Still, we know Netflix is up for more Gilmore Girls should the schedules magically align, and if things don’t work out now, maybe they will in a couple years.
As for the newness, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel comes with the fanfare of this being the first time Amazon has ever greenlit a series for multiple seasons. The series, which focuses on a young housewife and mother (played by Rachel Brosnahan) in 1958 who discovers her talent for stand-up comedy, recently aired its pilot to widespread acclaim from Amazon customers. In total, the pilot episode pulled in a 5-star rating from 92% of those who rated it. So even if we don’t get new Gilmore Girls, we can at least take solace in knowing Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new show is on track to be just as good as her former ever was.
We have no premiere date for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and no possible return date for Gilmore Girls. Once we have solid information on either, we’ll be sure to let you know! Visit our midseason premiere guide and summer premiere schedule for any and all information on show return dates new and old.