On November 25, 2016, Gilmore Girl fans were treated to four new episodes to the popular naughties show and it’s fair to say reactions were fairly mixed.
Initial excitement aside, as fans watched each episode set over the course of one year and during the four seasons, a lot of the feedback, my own included, was aimed at Rory who, at the age of 32, was at a standstill in life and career and was making questionable life choices, with fans lamenting over ‘what happened to Rory?’
But more recently, Milo Ventimiglia, who played Jess Mariano and is currently starring in “This Is Us”, has said that he doesn’t think there should be more episodes of the show that made him famous.
This comment comes after rumours started spreading that more episodes may be coming to Netflix, the streaming service which aired the reboot episodes.
During a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Ventimiglia that ‘although he loves Gilmore Girls’, he feels it’s time to move on. “I had dinner with Dan and Amy this week and, funny, we actually didn’t talk about ‘Gilmore’ at all,
“If you think about it, I was 24 when I signed on to the show, so that’s, like, 16 years ago. As an actor, you constantly want to evolve. I don’t know if you guys notice, but every [role] that I play, I change my appearance, he continued
“I changed my appearance every decade on ‘This Is Us.’ But I’m constantly trying to evolve and grow and I think when you have a show that is so far in the past, like over a decade in the past, to visit it once, hey, it’s a blast ― you see some old friends, jump into the shoes and the leather jacket of an old character. But then, you’re like, ‘OK, cool. We gave you that last slice of pie. I’m going to go back to this other show I have called “This Is Us” and the other gigs that I’m working on.’
“So, as much as I would love for audiences to have more, it’s also like, guys, just accept what you got and that you got a little bit more, which is awesome. Not everybody gets that”.
While the end of the reboot certainly set up the possibility for more episodes to air and chronicle Rory’s pregnancy and life post-birth as she also juggles single parenthood just like her mother, Ventimiglia also has a point in saying that ‘things were good while it lasted and it was a blast to bring it back briefly, but now it’s time to move on and leave things be’.
Netflix is in “preliminary talks” with show creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino about creating more episodes but nothing has been confirmed just yet.