Hints of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life returning for another season have been dropping left and right recently. While Netflix has made it clear that it wouldn’t mind a second revival, Lauren Graham has previously said that she would do more episodes. However, in true, sneaky Lorelai fashion, Graham has now suggested that the A Year in the Life ending is the last we’ll see of the Gilmores, Cosmopolitan reports.
In an interview with Indiewire, Graham basically crushed any bits of hope we had left of Rory redeeming herself in another revival. “Just as an experience, [the revival] was kind of perfect,” she shared. “I always said, while we were doing it, that I couldn’t see more episodes in that form…there’s no reason anymore except enjoyment. And, actually, I think there’s far more risk to continue—you run the risk of disappointing people.”
This sounds like a woman who is content with what was done and is ready to move on. In the same interview, Graham also hinted that she’s now more interested in projects outside of acting, saying, “I kind of got what I wanted out of…being an actor, and now I’m actually just as interested in helping somebody else have that, whether through directing or producing.”
Graham may want to put Lorelai Gilmore aside, but it sounds like she’s still eager to bring happiness to all of our lives. While we may have to resort to Gilmore Girls binge-watching to get our caffeinated dose of Gilmore, Graham will be working on similarly uplifting projects for fans to enjoy, such as her screenplay of the hit book The Royal We.
“I’m just devoted to storytelling, and I don’t care as much if I’m in it anymore,” she explained. “I’d be just as happy as write it.”
If we have to settle for Graham working behind the scenes in exchange for some amazing new stories, then we’re okay with it.