Rumors of a Will & Grace reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (December 8) as reports claimed that NBC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2024.
UPDATE 09/12/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 25 years since Will & Grace first aired?! (25 years, 2 months, 18 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Will & Grace end?
When Will & Grace came to an end after 8 years in May 2006, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Grace Adler (Debra Messing), Will Truman (Eric McCormack), Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) and Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Will & Grace reunion disappoint people?
Will & Grace aired from 1998-2006 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But McCormack said he's not sure if Will & Grace would work today. “I don't want to see old Will Truman,” he told a journalist (McCormack turned 60 in April). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Will & Grace movie?
In a recent interview, Molly Shannon (who played Val Bassett between 1999 and 2004) said she can't imagine a Will & Grace reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Harry Connick, Jr. (who played Leo Markus between 2002 and 2006) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Will & Grace movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Will & Grace film, Sean Hayes stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Will & Grace reboot?
Recasting Will & Grace for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Will & Grace reunion, a Will & Grace movie, or a Will & Grace reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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