The “Will & Grace” revival will definitely deal with the lead characters’ friend breakup in the 2006 finale
Are Will & Grace series creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnik trying to pull a fast one? In January, NBC announced that the smash hit sitcom will return to the network as part of a limited 10-episode series, reuniting the full cast and picking up exactly where the show ended 11 years ago.
In case you’ve forgotten, the show ended with Will Truman (Eric McCormack) and his bestie Grace Adler (Debra Messing) having gone their separate ways after a bitter falling out, and meeting again 20 years later in the dorm room of their college-age children.
So waaaait…what? How can the series take place in 2017 if Will and Grace broke up in 2006 and did not cross paths again until 2026?
If you’re scratching your head, you’re not the only one. We remember the series finale like it was yesterday. You don’t forget heartbreak like that.
But according to Kohan and Mutchnik, they’ve got it all figured out. In an interview with with E! News this week, Mutchnik assured fans that he and writing partner Kohan have a plan to clear things up.
"We’ve just come out of a story camp that lasted about three months, said Mutchnick. “I will tell you that almost more than anything, more time went into figuring out how are we going to reintroduce the show and what were the rules going to be and how were we going to address that finale."
Okaaay. Anything else?
“They are very much living in that apartment in 2017 in the month of September, on the 28th of September at 9:00. That’s when you’re going to meet up with them again and they are going to explain to you exactly what happened so you know the rules moving forward and you won’t feel like anything is left open.”
Hmmm, this should be interesting. One thing is certain, though: We’ll be tuning in this fall to find out!