Leslie Jordan had everyone all excited earlier this week when he said the iconic ’90s sitcom Will & Grace would be returning to the small screen in 2017. Speaking to KPBS, the 61-year-old sweet tea thrower said: “It was a huge part of my life and then I won the Emmy and it’s back.”
He continued: “Here’s the way it works (NBC) has ordered 10. It’ll be for next season, so it’ll go on in July and then they’ll add the guest cast.”
Leslie owes much of his career success to the show, which catapulted him to stardom when he was cast as Beverley Leslie, the sassy, sexually ambiguous rival of Karen, played by Megan Mullally.
Well now, the show’s star Debra Messing is throwing cold water on those reunion rumors. Yesterday, she tweeted:
Sadly Leslie was wrong. Nothing beyond talks. https://t.co/NDmKoH2Iql
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 2, 2017
Whispers of a possible series reboot were fueled back in September when the cast appeared in a get out the vote video for Hillary Clinton. According to sources, the show’s original creators and producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are fully behind the idea, as well as the cast. So it seems like it’s only a matter of when.
Here’s hoping it’s soon.