Gilmore Girls Revival: Melissa McCarthy Returning as Sookie

Attention Gilmore Girls fans — Sookie is back! Melissa McCarthy is going to reprise her role as Sookie St. James in the upcoming Netflix reboot.


I was already pumped about the revival, and now this makes it even better. McCarthy made the announcement herself on Ellen



“Literally about an hour-and-a-half ago we figured out that I am gonna go back and do it and I am so excited. And [the episodes] are gonna be amazing,” McCarthy said to Ellen DeGeneres. “[Creator] Amy Sherman-Palladino is going to squeeze me in to do it and I’m very happy to go back to Stars Hollow… Oh my gosh, there’s me and Lauren [Graham].


“I’m just really excited about that. So it just happened. And I got asked a lot about it, and as of not even two hours ago, it’s happening,” she said.