So how excited are you for the Will & Grace revival? While the actual 12 episode season won’t air until later this year, a pretty incredible new trailer has been released… and it’s awesome.
We see Will and Grace, as well as Karen and Jack, back at the original apartment from the series, and before you know it, the trailer becomes a musical.
Debra Messing discussed how the revived show will focus on LGBTQ issues, which implies they may go beyond gay issues and also focus on transgender topics, perhaps?
“It’s a whole new world now where being gay and lesbian is not something that people are hiding like they did when we started almost 20 years ago. I think that there’s an opportunity to now celebrate all the other initials of LGBTQ. It will be great to come out of this next round and feel like we’re normalizing an even larger segment of underrepresented people on prime-time television.”
Further, Messing explained that the show will continue to focus on current events and politics:
“‘Will & Grace’ has always been political. It’s always dealt with what is happening in our culture and in our country. It’s absolutely going to be addressing in real time what’s happening. That’s what we always did. That was never the agenda but that’s just part of the DNA as a TV show. That’s not gonna change. I feel proud that we were able to finally represent the gay and lesbian community in mainstream media and change minds and heart. Of course, we couldn’t do everything all at once, but I think we pushed the ball very, very far down the field. Now, the goal post is in a different place and I think that there’s obviously more to go.”
The Will & Grace Revival will air on NBC on Thursdays this Fall.