UPDATED: Debra Messing has said that there’s been “nothing beyond talks” about a new season of “Will & Grace”.
Previously, recurring guest star Leslie Jordan appeared to confirm beloved sitcom was coming back for a new season of ten episodes.
The actor (pictured, below left) won an Emmy for his hilarious role as Karen Walker’s sassy frenemy Beverley Leslie on the show, and he dished to US radio station KBPS: “It’s back! Here’s the way it works: NBC has ordered ten episodes. It’ll be for next season, so they’ll [film] in July.”
When the interviewer suggested the show was “perhaps” coming back, Leslie interjected: “Not perhaps… absolutely!”
The show’s network NBC declined to comment when asked by the Hollywood Reporter about Leslie’s comments, but Debra Messing, who played Grace on the show, took to Twitter on January 3 to pour cold water on the news.
Sadly Leslie was wrong. Nothing beyond talks. https://t.co/NDmKoH2Iql
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 2, 2017
Megan Mullally, who played boozy socialite Karen Walker on the show, said there was a “very good chance” of a Will and Grace revival in an interview in early December.
“We’re not rehearsing or anything like that. But there is a very good chance that something is going to materialise,” she teased.
She added that if the show were to return, she believed there would be no shortage of material to draw on.
A decade after the show ended, Will, Grace, Karen and Jack returned in September last year for a new 9-minute scene weighing in on the 2016 US presidential election.