There's No Gilmore Girls Movie in The Works Yet
"Here s the good thing: Nobody here hates each other," creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said
Sorry, America: Stars Hollow isn’t coming to the silver screen.
Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino shot down rumors of a Gilmore Girls revival during the beloved show’s reunion panel sponsored by Entertainment Weekly at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night.
But don’t mutter “Oy, with the poodles already!” just yet – Sherman-Palladino says she’s open to a chance at ending the series right. (She left the show before its seventh season after a contract dispute, and the cast and crew didn’t realize that would be their final year.)
“Honestly, if anything ever happened, and I’m sorry, there’s nothing in the works at the moment,” she said as the audience sighed. “Here’s the good thing: Nobody here hates each other. That’s very important! That’s a very important step. It would have to be the right everything, like the right format, the right timing, the right way. … It would have to be honored in a certain way. And I think that if it ever came around, I think we would all jump in and do it.
“If it ever happened, I promise you, we’ll do it correctly.”
“Maybe a hip hop version?” a panelist called out. (Danny Strong, who played Paris Geller’s paramour Doyle, co-created Empire.)
The buzz began when Scott Patterson – known to Gilmore Girls fans as the grouchy, lovable, flannel-wearing diner owner Luke Danes – hinted at “talks” about filming a movie on the podcast Gilmore Guys.
The quotes went viral, though Patterson clarified his comments Saturday.
“There’s probably a hitman from Warner Brothers up there or something,” he joked, motioning to the theater’s balcony.
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“It’s nothing I haven’t said, and it’s the most asked question I get from fans or any time I’m doing any type of interview, and it’s my stock answer. It springs more from hopefulness,” he continued. “It’s like a love letter back to the fans, because you guys made this show and now it’s sort of growing exponentially with Netflix and all this, so I think it’s kind of time, don’t you?”
Based on the crowd’s screams, it’s safe to say the answer is yes.