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Fans went wild for the , devouring the six additional hours of the beloved series in an international binge-fest that would have made Lorelei and Rory extremely proud. Of course, when Rory dropped that fateful bomb on us in the last 5 seconds, the first question out of everyone's mouths was, "Who's the father?!" followed very shortly by, "Will we get another season?!"

'Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life' [Credit: Netflix]
'Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life' [Credit: Netflix]

Well, now it seems like we might all get our wish, for the second time. According to Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer at , talks for The Sequel are in "very preliminary" stages. He told the UK Press Association:

"We hope [a second revival happens]. We obviously loved the success of the show [and] 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 [series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and exec producer Dan Palladino] sure delivered and people were really excited about more. And we have been talking to them about the possibility of that."

We weighed the pros and cons of having another year of Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, and frankly, aren't the least surprised that Netflix is in talks to reboot the reboot. But the big question remains: What would a second season be about? Rory's pregnancy? Her first year of motherhood? 10 years down the road? Or 16? Unless Amy Sherman-Palladino can come up with a solid plan for keeping the quality of the storytelling high, then, well, it might not really be worth it.

'Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life' [Credit: Netflix]
'Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life' [Credit: Netflix]

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Lisa Kudrow recently shot down yet another question about a Friends reunion, claiming that the story of Friends — six 20-somethings living in New York and being their own family — just wouldn't fly now that everyone's older and has their own families. Similarly, the central story of Gilmore Girls — a mother who got pregnant at 16 raising her own adolescent daughter and sorting out her fraught relationship with her parents — doesn't really exist anymore. Rory is grown, Lorelei and Luke are happy, Emily and Lorelei have reached an amicable understanding, Richard is gone but everyone seems to have grieved him in her own way. A Bridget Jones's Baby-type story about Rory's impending motherhood might be fun, but would it really even be Gilmore Girls?

The only way Gilmore Girls: Another Year In the Life could stand a chance of working would be with Amy Sherman-Palladino at the helm. And — luckily for us — she once admitted she'd be up for it. In an interview with TV Guide back in 2006, she said:

"You know, if I felt like the show was just this train wreck, if I felt like the actors were sloughing off, if I felt like people were asleep at the wheel, it would've been different. But when you see stuff happening, and when scenes and moments happen that you didn't think could happen before, and when you add a kid like Matt Czuchry to the show and all of a sudden it brings in different layers and different stories and different textures, it's like, it doesn't have to end."

We'll just have to wait and see!

'Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life' [Credit: Netflix]
'Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life' [Credit: Netflix]

(Sources: North West Evening Mail, TV Guide)

Why wait to get your Gilmore fix? Watch this supercut of the first seven seasons of 'Gilmore Girls' in 180 seconds!

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