Will & Grace is coming back to NBC after a long break, with a revival set to air during the 2017-2018 season. Now, the network has released the very first teaser for the upcoming new season of Will & Grace, reuniting Will, Grace, Karen and Jack. This is just a brief tease, but the footage promises that the full trailer for the Will & Grace revival series is set to debut on Monday.
The very brief teaser was uploaded to the official Will & GraceYouTube channel, giving us our first look at the actors on set filming the new episodes of the beloved sitcom. The video features Debra Messing (Grace Adler), Eric McCormack (Will Truman), Megan Mullally (Karen Walker) and Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland) standing in a very familiar apartment, looking quite happy to be there. But perhaps the most interesting part of this teaser is what is written on the clapperboard, which says "Will & Grace musical." Does this mean we are getting a musical episode of Will & Grace as part of the revival? It certainly appears so. Here's what the Will & Grace Facebook page had to say, teasing the arrival of the full trailer on Monday.
"Something special's coming Monday. We're so excited we can't even think straight."
NBC decided to get into the revival series business with Will & Grace, after the cast reunited for an election special at the end of 2016. Rumors had been swirling about a potential revival for some time, but nothing had been confirmed by the network. Not long after the election special, it was revealed that the sitcom will be coming back for a full season with all of the original stars set to return. The original creative team behind the series is also set to return, so this should be a very authentic return after more than a decade off the air.
Will & Grace originally aired on NBC starting in 1998, running for 9 seasons and 206 episodes. The show went on to become the highest-rated sitcom on TV and the finale drew in a massive 18 million viewers in 2006. Outside of being a major hit in the ratings, Will & Grace was also a major critical hit, winning a total of 16 Primetime Emmy awards, including wins for Outstanding Comedy Series. In total, the sitcom garnered 83 Emmy nominations during its 9 season run.
Legendary TV director James Burrows, who directed every episode of Will & Grace during its original run, is returning to Executive Produce and direct the revival series. NBC originally ordered 10 new episodes of Will & Grace, but the episode order was upped to 12 last month. No specific premiere date has been set for the Will & Grace revival, but it is possible that NBC will announce that when the full trailer arrives on Monday. Be sure to check out the first teaser for the Will & Grace revival for yourself below.