Melissa McCarthy says she wasn’t asked to return to ‘Gilmore Girls’

The Hollywood star played chef Sookie St. James in the programme's initial run

Melissa McCarthy has said she wasn’t asked to return to Gilmore Girls now it’s been revived by Netflix.

The cult US TV show will return for four 90-minute episodes on the streaming service, it was confirmed last week.

According to Vulture, the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has said casting is still being finalised.

“She’s really fucking busy. 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,”Sherman-Palladino said. “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.”

Today, McCarthy responded to a fan on Twitter asking her to return to the show. McCarthy wrote: “Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!”

Original cast members Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Paterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena have already been confirmed to be part of the show’s revival.