‘Will and Grace’ Star Says Revival Already Has 10-Episode Order
Considering the ease with which Will & Grace revived its brand for a short election-themed “episode,” it wasn’t any surprise that NBC would look into an official revival. Word has been vague since then, though star Leslie Jordan says the new series is “absolutely” happening, and has already picked out a shoot date.
Generally, the word of one actor (and not of the core four) isn’t necessarily bond, and is often subject to hyperbole, though Jordan adamantly told San Diego radio station KPBS (via ET Online) that new Will & Grace already has a ten-episode order for July 2017:
“It’s back,” Jordan said, informing the show’s diehards that, no, this isn’t a drill. According to the veteran actor, a revival really is happening.
When the interviewer suggested the show was “perhaps” coming back, Jordan interjected to say, “not perhaps… absolutely.” The 61-year-old thespian then revealed that NBC has ordered 10 episodes of the iconic sitcom, which he said will begin shooting in July.
Back in October, NBC began talks revive the Emmy-winning comedy with a 10-episode limited series order, though no deals were officially in place with stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, nor creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. The idea came about after the viral success of September’s “Vote Honey” video, which saw the assembled cast reuniting for a ten-minute “episode” about Jack (Hayes)’s indecision in the 2016 election.
No other cast has confirmed the deal, but is Will & Grace’s return official? Watch the original video below.