Sookie Is Back! Melissa McCarthy to Return for 'Gilmore Girls' Netflix Revival
By Meredith B. Kile
Sookie is back!
Melissa McCarthy announced on Friday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show that she is finally set to reprise her role as Sookie St. James on the upcoming Netflix Gilmore Girls revival!
“They’re making four new movies of Gilmore Girls which is a show which was near and dear to my heart for four years,” McCarthy told DeGeneres. “We could not get those schedules to work and there was a whole thing….Literally about an hour and half ago, we figured out that I’m gonna go back and do it and I am so excited. They are gonna be amazing.”
Many Stars Hollow favorites are already confirmed to return to the series, which will consist of four 90-minute episodes, and is already in production. McCarthy remained one of the most notable holdouts, but the actress confirmed that she will be appearing in some capacity as Lorelai’s (Lauren Graham) best friend and the town’s resident chef.
“[Gilmore Girls creator] Amy Sherman-Palladino is going to squeeze me in to do it and I’m very happy to go back to Stars Hollow,” she gushed. “Oh my gosh, there’s me and Lauren, I’m just really excited about that.”