Dust off your rainbow unicorn sweaters and stock up on gel pens because more Sue Heck is on the way!
Eden Sher confirmed a few key details about the potential forthcoming spin-off of The Middle, which is expected to give the ever-excitable Sue her long overdue day in the spotlight, and it looks it's going to take place somewhere in the middle (nudge, wink) of the family's last road trip together, as seen in The Middle's series finale, and the epilogue-style ending which showed her character getting married to Sean (Beau Wirick) and finally bringing the Heck and Donahue families together.
The actress told TV Line at Comic-Con, "We're doing a pilot. I hope it gets picked up ... I'm allowed to talk about the pilot, but I don't want to jinx it. I think it's going to be great."
Sher revealed that The Middle showrunners Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline are still developing the pilot and while it is not ready for production quite yet, they have at least somewhat locked in that timeline.
"It would be somewhere in between the end of the show and that future. It would not be in the flash-forward, I can tell you that," she explained. "I don't think she'd be married. That would take place like 10 years in the future, so I know it's not going to be like that. She's not going to be married."
When pressed, she also said she expected it wouldn't pick up directly where The Middle left off, either: "It wouldn't be in college. I think it would be a little [farther] but not in the future enough to be married. I think that was a happily ever after thing for really far [away]. That's not Sue being Sue as a young adult," she explained.
In other words, if the jarring jump from Sue Heck the peppy student and her becoming Sue Donahue left you craving all the details of what happened in between, well, the show might just fill in all of those blanks. Cue the Sue-style happy dance!