While Gilmore Girls fans rejoiced at the news of a return to Stars Hollow with Rory and Lorelai, they were rather sad to hear that Melissa McCarthy’s Sookie would not be coming back for the Netflix revival.
Is it because she’s too busy with Ghostbusters? Or finishing up on sitcom Mike & Molly?
Well, no. It’s because, according to McCarthy, nobody invited her.
Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!! https://t.co/II2Atug4wx
— Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy) February 2, 2016
That’s not how creator Amy Sherman Palladino tells the story, though. She says McCarthy’s people were contacted in a recent interview with TV Line.
“She’s really f***ing busy,” Sherman Palladino said. “But 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. 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. That’s the way we left it.”
Could Sookie make a last-minute comeback? Only time will tell.