After the cast recently reunited for an election themed short, a more conventional Will & Grace revival may be on the way.
Talks are now underway to bring Will & Grace back to television, TVWise has confirmed. It should be stressed that the talks here are extremely preliminary and have come about off of the back of the strong fan response to the Vote Honey short the cast recently shot and uploaded to YouTube.
While Universal Television, whose forebearer NBC Studios produced the original series, is hopeful of bringing the show back, an agreement is a long way off and none of the cast – Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes – nor co-creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are under any deals.
It is at that stage, once things have been tied down on the production side, that the studio would look to lay off the revival at a network. NBC, who aired the original series between 1998 and 2006, are seen as a distinct possibility and have already expressed some preliminary interest. But there is also talk that Netflix could potentially outbid the peacock to secure not only a new season, but the eight season back catalogue for their global members as well.
Revivals have become all the rage in Hollywood in the past couple of years, as part of a trend at the networks and studios of going after projects with established IP and this built in audiences. Some of the other more notable revivals include the London set 24 revival 24: Live Another Day, Netflix’s Full House revival Fuller House, as well as Fox’s upcoming revival of Prison Break. The X-Files also came back earlier this year for a tenth season and just yesterday TVWise reported that Fox is close to ordering a ten episode eleventh season for Fall 2017.