When news broke that a Will & Grace revival was actually happening, admittedly, our excitement completely took us over and, we didn’t think about what that meant in terms of how the series originally ended.
When the series went off the air in 2006, we learned that Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) had not spoken to each other for 20 years. During the series finale, Grace’s ex-boyfriend Leo (Harry Connick Jr.) proposed to her and Grace immediately accepted. Will, as a result, felt betrayed and the two stopped speaking. They only reunited, 20 years later, after their children fell in love with each other in college and began to plan their wedding.
At the time of the series finale, of course the writers had no intentions of doing a revival series so, the ending was pretty final. So, what happens now that the series is being rebooted 11 years later? Will it pick up where it left off?
Debra Messing stopped The Bill Carter Interview on Sirius XM recently and she dropped some clues as to where the new series will pick up. Messing said:
“All I know is that I was told that they’ve come up with a very creative way of dealing with how the show ended, and that it will be in real time. So it will be 11 years after.”
So, it sounds as if the creators and writers are acknowledging that the timing of the ending of the series and the start of the revival series do not exactly add up. “A very creative way of dealing” with that could mean pretty much anything, especially with a show like Will & Grace which has never been afraid to be a little ridiculous at times.
In keeping with the theme of the original series, the Will & Grace revival will continue to push boundaries and make its audience think, perhaps in a different way about social issues. Of that, Messing said:
“[We’ll talk about] social issues, political issues, and be outrageous. And it seemed like there literally is no better time than right now for this kind of show that’s already welcomed, to come back, and to try to make people think the way that we did 10 years ago.”
Check out the trailer (with a musical twist) for Will & Grace HERE. Are you excited for the series to return to television? Will & Grace will return to NBC’s new line up at 9pm on Thursdays this fall!
A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).