Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino had always said that she wanted to end the show with four specific words, so when Lorelai and Rory uttered the lines, "Mom?" "Yeah?" "I'm pregnant," at the end of its Netflix reboot last fall, the series was officially done for good.
...Or so we thought.
In a new interview with Radio Times last week, Sherman-Palladino revealed that she's got the "freedom" to make a sequel to the revival if/when the time comes, striking joy into the heart of every Gilmore Girls fan who's still anxiously wondering about the identity of Rory's baby daddy.
Despite having signed with Netflix's rival Amazon this past September, Sherman-Palladino says she was able work out deal with the streaming service that gives her the liberty to return to Stars Hollow at some point.
“We carved out a little niche for ourselves with Amazon saying that if we ever want to do it, if the girls and us get together and we have a concept that works, then we have the freedom to do it,” she explained. "It would just have to be the right circumstances, and that we’re all sort of in the same drunken mood together to go repaint Stars Hollow again. Because we had to repaint Stars Hollow, and we’ll have to repaint it again. But it’s definitely possible.”
"Possible"? More like inevitable: For starters, getting "the girls" back together would be a cinch given the fact that Sherman-Palladino is still very close with Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop, and Alexis Bledel, who played Lorelei, Emily and Rory Gilmore, respectively.
“I saw Lauren and Kelly — we had lunch last week," Sherman-Palladino added. "I talked to Alexis the week before."
Besides, Sherman-Palladino has nothing but fond memories of working on the revival: “That is an unbelievable experience [that] we got to do that. We got to have that time together as a mad theatre group and that was amazing.”
We'll eat (and drink) to that. Let's get this show on the road (again), shall we?