Bad news, “Gilmore Girls” fans: it seems like Melissa McCarthy won’t reprise her role as Sookie St. James in Netflix’s revival series — at least, not yet.
When asked on Twitter whether or not she was returning for the new series, McCarthy responded, “Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!”
However, series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told TV Line there will always be room for McCarthy in the revival. “The thing I have said [to her team] is, ‘Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I’ll write her a scene,” she said. “Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] — even if for just a cameo — we would be totally game. And if it’s a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out.”
The original show, which debuted in 2000, followed the relationship between Lorelai (Lauren Graham) — a single mother — and her teenage daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) in their day-to-day life in Stars Hollow, Connecticut. Both Graham and Bledel will reprise their roles. McCarthy’s Sookie was Lorelai’s best friend and coworker for several seasons of the original series.
According to an earlier report, the revival has begun filming in Los Angeles; tentatively titled “Gilmore Girls: Seasons,” the series will be broken up into four 90-minute episodes, each of which will focus on a different season of the year. The report also claims Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena will return as Luke, Emily, Kirk and Lane, respectively.
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