We never want it to end! Gilmore Girls’ Scott Patterson, who plays Lorelai’s love interest Luke Danes, revealed that they’re finishing up the filming for the Netflix revival on Wednesday, May 11, but that the ending leaves room for more episodes.
“They’re going to be movie quality,” he said of the four 90-minute installments on the latest episode of the Gilmore Guys podcast. “I felt like I was walking on a Michael Bay set.…Everything seems bigger, better. It feels like a feature film.”
As for the ending of the reboot, Patterson said “it’s not necessarily a cliffhanger,” but it could leave fans wanting more. “There’s room for more. It didn’t end, but maybe it did,” he teased. As for whether the show will continue on: “I’m thinking it’s like 50/50 on that.…People have been intimating that they would want it to continue and there’s room for it to continue.”
Thankfully, he’s totally on board for more episodes. “I would hope that there would be more. I thought the best job I ever had was 2000 to 2007 on the show. This is better,” he continued.
Patterson, 57, revealed the biggest difference between filming the original CW series and the recent episodes is that they appreciate it more now. “We’re more grateful to have the opportunity to reprise the roles. It reminds us of what we had,” he told the Gilmore Guys podcast. “We were younger then, and we were maybe a little bit naïve about the business, but now we’re more experienced, and it’s just very satisfying and it’s a good group of people to come back to. People are closer now. The friendships are deeper.”
He said it also changes the atmosphere that Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, the original creators of Gilmore Girls, are on set every day, because they weren’t always present when filming the original. “When they would come on set, it would energize the entire place,” Patterson recalled.
While he can’t reveal too many spoilers, Patterson did say the fans are going to love the continuation of the story. “They’re going to be ecstatic,” he said. “It hasn’t lost any of its original charm at all.”