Actress Debra Messing just shot down hope of Will & Grace fans that the show will be revive soon.
Regular Will & Grace guest star Leslie Jordan earlier said a revival of the classic sitcom is definitely happening. He even offered some details of the supposed reboot. Jordan said it will be composed of 10 episodes and will go into production in July for a fall premiere.
However, Messing denied Jordan’s claim. “Sadly Leslie was wrong. Nothing beyond talks,” Messing said in a tweet in response to a fan asking if the actor’s claim was true.
Jordan played the recurring role of Beverley Leslie in the series. The 61-year-old actor also won an Emmy for his role in the NBC sitcom.
Rumors of Will & Grace revival stemmed from a video that the cast – Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally – and creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan made last year. The 10-minute clip, which went viral, was released to encourage viewers to vote in the recent US elections.
Is There a Chance for a Will & Grace Revival?
Fans hope so. McCormack told TV Insider last month, “The talk right now is that we are sort of in talks [for] maybe something limited, a little 10 episodes, but it’s going to be awhile before we can figure it out. I’m the only one with a [regular] series, but the other three could have a series at any moment. So, it is a very hard thing to schedule but we’re certainly all into it.”
Even Messing said in October that they would not rule out any possibility of a reboot.
Will & Grace premiered in September 1998. It was a hit sitcom back then and run for eight seasons until May 2006. It was one of the most successful TV series with gay main characters. The show received more than 80 nods at Primetime Emmy Awards, winning 16 of them.