Gilmore Girls Revival Jackson

Gilmore Girls Revival: Jackson's Back (But Still No Sookie)

It’s not Sookie but it’s pretty damn close.

Gilmore Girls vet Jackson Douglas — who played Jackson, husband to Melissa McCarthy’s Sookie, during the show’s original seven-year run — is returning for the Netflix revival.

Douglas made the announcement on Twitter on Friday (see below).

Gilmore creator Amy Sherman-Palladino previously told TVLine that Sookie’s absence would be explained during the four-episode continuation — perhaps it’s Jackson who delivers the exposition?

The actor joins a long list of Gilmore grads returning for the revival (click on the gallery below for the most up-to-date cast list).

Sherman-Palladino and exec producer Daniel Palladino (AKA Team Palladino) are writing and directing all four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies. As TVLine exclusively revealed, each chapter will represent a different season over the course of one calendar year (as such, the episodes will be titled “Winter,” Spring,” Summer” and “Fall”). The revival will be set in the present day, or roughly eight years after the series ended.

Production on the tentatively-titled Gilmore Girls: Seasons is currently underway in Los Angeles.