Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos has confirmed that “very preliminary” talks are underway with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino for another season of “Gilmore Girls” on the streaming service. Sarandos told the U.K. Press Association (via THR) this week:
“We hope [there are more installments]. We obviously loved the success of the show, fans loved how well it was done, it delivered what they hoped… the worst thing is to wait a couple of years for your favorite show to come back and for it to disappoint you, but they sure delivered and people were really excited about more, and we have been talking to them about the possibility of that.”
Netflix’s four-episode “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” debuted in November and streaming ratings analysis company Symphony Advanced Media said in December that nearly five million viewers afed 18-49 had watched all four episodes of the revival – the equivalent of a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49.
While the Palladinos have “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in the works at rival streamer Amazon, they do not have an overall deal at any studio and are able to return. Star Lauren Graham has signed on to star in Fox comedy pilot “Linda From HR” which may prove a complication as well.