Fans may have been saddened, angered and bewildered by the news that Melissa McCarthy was not, in her words, asked to return as Sookie, but this week there's a consolation prize: Matt Czuchry, Milo Ventimiglia and Jared Padalecki are officially on board for the revival in Stars Hollow.
Ventimiglia portrayed Rory's "bad boy" high school boyfriend, Jess, Czuchry played her college boyfriend, Logan, and Padalecki was, of course, Dean, her first love and partner in, ahem, a little infidelity.
While fans are undoubtedly thrilled to know each of the boys (now men?) will return, one has to wonder why exactly Rory Gilmore stays in contact, whether willingly or not, with all of her exes.
Well, hey, in some ways it's hard to blame her...
It seems as though the Gilmore Girls revival will be going on without Sookie. Melissa McCarthy tweeted that she was not asked to reprise her role.
Will someone else be cast as Lorelei's best friend and chef with the magical risotto?
Hopefully not. McCarthy's performance in the original series was truly a joy to watch and in the minds of many fans, irreplaceable.
Oy with the poodles already! Lorelei, Rory and the rest of the Gilmore Girls gang are reuniting for a series revival on Netflix.
Lauren Graham, who played Lorelei Gilmore, confirmed on Twitter:
The original cast members confirmed to be back are:
- Lauren Graham as Lorelei Gilmore
- Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
- Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
- Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
- Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
- Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
Netflix has not confirmed how the show will be structured nor the release date. However, it has been previously reported that the revival will be four 90-minute episodes, possibly one for each season (as in, seasons of weather. Not television), instead of a slate of 22 episodes.
Can't get enough Gilmore? GuideLive's Gilmore Gang has you covered: