One of the most beloved sitcoms of the late 90s and early 2000s looks to be making a revival next summer, if what Leslie Jordan says is true.
Jordan, who played Karen's (Megan Mullally) frenemy Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace, which ran on NBC from 1998 to 2006 and earned 16 Emmy Awards, says that the show is slated to make a comeback on Netflix for a 10-episode run.
This isn't the first time that the possibility of a Will & Grace revival has come up; back in September 2016, Debra Messing (Grace), Eric McCormack (Will), Sean Hayes (Jack), and Mullally reunited with show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick for a 10-minute short designed to get people to come out to vote in the then-upcoming election. Since then, there has been growing interest in reuniting the stars for Will & Grace.
Mullally sparked the possibility that the show's stars were reuniting with this tweet:
While the network has yet to confirm the news, Jordan told radio station KPBS that the 10-episode revival was a go.
“Here’s the way it works: [NBC] has ordered 10 [episodes]. It’ll be for next season, so [the cast will] go in in July. And then they’ll add the guest cast. I’ll get a phone call.”
Jordan's role was initially supposed to be played by none other than Dame Joan Collins, who played the deliciously nasty Alexis Carrington Colby on another hit show, Dynasty. She noted, though, that because Collins refused to pull off her wig, Collins was out, and Jordan was able to come in to audition.
“They wanted to pull her wig off… [and] she wouldn’t allow her wig to be pulled off, and so I just walked into an audition.”
The stars of the show seemed quite happy about the possibility of a new life for Will & Grace. #DebraMessing noted that “my wish [for a reunion] is that we did 10 [episodes] on, like, Netflix or Amazon or somewhere where it could be the naughty version of Will & Grace.”
#EricMcCormack seemed to echo that sentiment, saying that “we’d all be interested to get that call, I think.”
Regardless of whether - or when - NBC execs confirm that the show is coming back, it would seem that everyone's on board to see #WillAndGrace make a return.
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