If you’re a fan of Gilmore Girls, the dramatic series that starred Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, you might be happy to know that series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino hasn’t given up on her plan to make a movie.
EW’s Michael Ausiello has had a mini (major, actually) obsession over the idea for sometime and recently re-grilled Sherman-Palladino about the possibility.
The show creator, who left the year before the show ended, isn’t happy with the way the series finished in her absence, though she admits she’s never actually watched it either. She says, “I wanted different things for Rory… I wanted her to follow a different sort of path… [go] off on her own adventure, which I guess she sort of did. I haven’t [actually] seen the last season, but I heard about it from other people.”
Sherman-Palladino apparently had different plans for all of the regular characters but is reticent to share the details because she’s still holding out for a movie. She shared, “I don’t want to totally say [what my ideas were], because if there is a movie in the making, I’m going to be basically delving back into where I left off, and then I’m kind of [screwed].”
She also notes that she keeps in touch with Graham and Bledel and is optimistic that a movie could happen at some point. She said, “If I thought it was definitely not going to happen, I would say that…I think that the beauty of Gilmore, and the beauty of family relationship shows is, you never really run out of story. You’re going to battle your family until you’re all in the ground. Those things never resolve, doesn’t matter how much therapy you get. Ten years later, there’s still going to be [material] there to mine and to delve into.”
It, of course, remains to be seen if Graham, Bledel, or the rest of the cast would be interested in returning to Stars Hollow. Graham essentially mocked the idea last Spring when she was interviewed by Jimmy Fallon.
What do you think? Do you think a Gilmore Girls movie will ever actually happen or is it just wishful thinking?