Remember when the cast of Will & Grace reunited to encourage people to vote? Will, the viral video went over so well that NBC has decided to bring the show back for 10 new episodes. It also helps that other reboots such as Gilmore Girls and Fuller House have proven to be very successful.
Before the September 2016 video, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally hadn’t acted together in a decade, with the original series wrapping up in 2006. The big question is whether or not they can recapture the magic–but, as that election video proves, it’s highly possible. Per Variety, series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will be back as showrunners and executive producers, while James Burrows, who served as director for all eight seasons of its 1998-2006 run, is slated to return to the director’s chair.
“We started talking with Mutchnick and Kohan about producing new episodes right after they shot the secret reunion show back in September, and the fact that all four of the original stars were excited about getting back into production is a testament to the joyful experience they had doing nearly 200 episodes for eight seasons,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and Will and Grace is one of the best.”
After the big announcement, the cast seemed pretty stoked to get the ball rolling.
— Sean Hayes (@SeanHayes) January 18, 2017
Yeah, but remember the rule: shower EVERY day. Agreed? https://t.co/p8h3Jk7oZI
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) January 18, 2017
OK- so I guess the word is out! Trending #1 on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you everyone for welcoming us w/biglove. pic.twitter.com/dpQ8JNqAlP
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 18, 2017
— Megan Mullally (@MeganOMullally) January 18, 2017
No word yet on when production is set to begin, but I’m sure it will be very soon.
(via Variety, image via screencap)
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