NBC have dropped a five-minute trailer for the return of their hit show ‘Will & Grace.’
First and foremost the trailer is a fantastic reminder of why we loved this show, to begin with. It’s got sass, humor, and an amazing musical number! Secondly, it’s a solid return of very familiar characters.
Kicking off with stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing in the NBC offices after agreeing to return to the show, Debra tells Eric that she isn’t sure she wants to get involved as she doesn’t have the time. ‘All you do is Instagram,’ jokes Eric.
As a result of one joke, the show has set its tone. From Will’s sucking up to an off-screen producer to Grace stealing sweet and magazines from the NBC offices. This is quintessential “Will & Grace”. ‘They’re free, like at the doctors’. She hisses when Will questions her.
Entering a lift, to show her ‘something else’ the action swaps to the set of their shared apartment. The nostalgia from seeing the set is instant. As Will tries to appease Grace’s fears that there’s nothing to be afraid of, he pulls the blankets off a couch to find fan favorite Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) who’s feeling fresh off the back of ten-year power nap.
“What if something fundamental has changed?”
Ultimately by posing the question in the trailer, the cast address the elephant in the room. What if the show isn’t as funny as it used to be? The truth is times have changed since “Will & Grace” left screens in 2006. However, it’s when Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes) bursts into the apartment making jokes about Air B+B, we are reassured that whilst times have changed, the characters we have grown to love haven’t. The refreshingly familiar humour and well-loved characters are just how we remember them. Closing with a musical number the trailer has managed to set the tone of the new 12 episode season.
“Will & Grace” aired from 1998 to 2006 on NBC. Totaling over 200 episodes the show focused on the tempestuous friendship between a straight woman and a gay man. With support characters Jack and Karen often stealing the spotlight, the show was at heart about the importance of friendship. Ultimately the trailer has reminded viewers why we fell in love with these characters, to begin with. Furthermore, after an 11-year absence, it’s made us eager to watch new adventures.
‘Will & Grace’ will return to NBC this fall. How excited about the return are you? What’s your favorite moment from the show? Let us know in the comments below.