McCarthy made it known that she won’t be reprising her role, coincidentally on the same day that production started.
“Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!” McCarthy, 45, tweeted on Tuesday.
The actress played Sookie St. James, professional chef and Lorelai’s best friend in 153 episodes (just one short of every episode) throughout the seven seasons from 2000-2007.
Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel have officially signed on to play Lorelai and Rory, as well as returning cast members Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Sean Gunn (Kirk) and Keiko Agena (Lane).
Gilmore Girls creator and executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino are writing and directing the four 90-minute films that will focus on the four different seasons of the year, according to multiple reports.
Sherman-Palladino assured fans that Sookie’s absence would be properly explained, stay tuned!