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Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham Comment on The Future of the Gilmore Girls

By: Joe Hyer

April 11, 2017

Warning: There are spoilers from “Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life” ahead.

Fans were pretty surprised to see how the Gilmore Girls revival ended last fall.  

Amy Sherman-Palladino, who co-created the show with her husband, teased fans about the show's last four words leading up to the show's November 2016 release. Yet, many probably weren't expecting what ultimately happened: "Mom?" "Yeah?" "I'm pregnant."

So was Alexis Bledel surprised to see where her character Rory wound up at the end of the Netflix series? She said she hoped that Rory would end on a high note after her hard work. 

 "I wanted to see her succeed and be thriving. So it was a hard thing for me to digest,” Bledel said this weekend.

Bledel appeared alongside Lauren Graham (her Gilmore Girls co-star) at an industry event on Sunday. So could more episodes be coming? Graham and Bledel both said they’d be open to the idea of continuing on, but it's not that simple.  

Graham said that she'd play Lorelai Gilmore "until [her> dying day,” if she could. However, “it’s become what could we do with this story that is satisfying, that is worth continuing? I don’t know if there is a need to do more,” Graham said. “I would never want to make it feel like we’ve overstayed our welcome.”  

Bledel echoed Graham's thoughts by saying it would come down to what story they’re telling.  “I don't think we could've anticipated that this would happen so I think we're still reeling from that,” she said.

Netflix said last month that the company was having preliminary conversations with the show’s co-creators about the possibility of more episodes, but nothing has been made official.