The good news for Will & Grace fans just keeps coming. Variety has reported that the upcoming NBC revival of the classic sitcom will have 12 episodes instead of 10, which makes it closer to a Netflix-style season.
There’s no word on when production will begin for Will & Grace, but the series reunites the cast of Hamptonite Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally, as well as creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who will write and produce. James Burrows, who directed every episode of the original series—eight seasons!—is set to direct and produce again.
One of the questions surrounding this revival is what the story will be. Fans of the original series know that in the series finale, Will and Grace have a falling-out that leads to them not speaking for nearly 20 years. When their kids meet and fall in love in college, they reconcile and become good friends again. The finale was rather divisive, with many fans not liking the idea of Will and Grace not speaking for so long. It’s not yet known if the new series will pick up as Will and Grace’s children meet, or if the controversial ending will be ignored in favor of simpler, back-to-basics storytelling.
For the uninitiated—and really, you should watch this show—Will & Grace is about a gay man and a straight woman who are best friends that live together in Manhattan. Along with Will’s friend Jack, a flamboyant aspiring actor, and Grace’s assistant Karen, a bored socialite, they get into many mishaps and hijinks in traditional sitcom fashion. The series was groundbreaking for its time, credited with bringing gay characters into the mainstream.
NBC has not announced a premiere date for the new Will & Grace.