One of the best shows of all time is coming back, and it’s going to be so, so good. A sneak peek at the long-awaited revival of Will & Grace was just released, and the quartet looks like they’re going to be better than ever!
Well, maybe they’ll actually just be the same, since Eric McCormack, aka Will, says, “Will and Grace are living together, Jack’s across the hall, Karen is still rich, we just get back to business.” That’s exactly what fans want from a revival like this. That, and a complete disregard for the show’s series finale, which aired back in 2006. But more on that later.
The show is coming back full force on September 28th, and from the looks of this new trailer, everything is going back to normal.
As normal as the Will & Grace characters can be, of course.
In the sneak peek, Will says to Grace, “Things will be different this time!” To which she replies, “Will it?” Will responds, “Yes, ’cause all the other times we’ve done this, we thought it would be different, but this time we know it’s gonna be exactly the same!”
This is a perfect, quintessential W&G back-and-forth, but it also seems like a response to fans’ trepidations that the revival will be somehow different from the original, especially given the show’s series finale; it set fans up to believe that any revival of the show would be all about Will and Grace’s kids, when really we just want to see Will and Grace themselves — oh, and Karen and Jack, of course.
Luckily, fans have nothing to worry about — because that’s exactly what we’re getting.
The sneak peek also reveals some fantastic ways that the show incorporates current events into the revival. Jack is bemoaning the fact that Brangelina announced their divorce during the week his own relationship ends, and Karen is dancing on a train to…Fox News.
The celebrity references are back, the uninhibited gay pride is back, and the snarky comments about each other are back. Basically, it’s going to be the best thing ever. Now, if only we could get the Friends cast together.