The Will & Grace election special has yet to lead to a full Season 9 revival, but stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack are refusing to rule out the possibility of a limited series reboot on a streaming platform, per THR:
McCormack: There is no official talk. A lot of that started the past 36 hours on the internet, which can create its own crazy expectations. We had a great time. It’s a never say never type of situation. But at this point, there is no talk. Maybe [he’d be interested in doing it]. I think you’ll find that we’ll all give that answer. The whole eight years was lightning in a bottle. You want to be careful that you don’t mess too much with that bottle. We knew when Max said, “This is what it is: it’s 10 minutes for this purpose; I have the sets.” We knew that was not going to mess with it; in fact, it would very much add and be exactly the way we’d want to reunite at this point. As for the future, everyone — from Max and David on down — is so protective of the show and how we ended it. We’re very proud of the series finale and the story that told of the break that friendships sometimes take. So to play with that and change that story and change our own stories in life, I’m sure we would all be open to talking about it.
Messing: The whole thing started and was over in two days. Everyone went back to their lives; I got back on a plane and went to New York and we didn’t have time to really talk about it. Now that it’s live, everyone has been asking: are we really coming back? Could we really come back? My response, which I’ve learned in the last five years, is I never say never anymore. Everything has changed so much in the TV industry; there have been reboots. Now there are platforms where you can do six or 10 episodes. I don’t believe we would ever come back to network [TV] again. I think that the logistics of all of our lives, there would just be way too many things to hammer out. But for something shorter-lived and maybe having the limitations of being on network TV lifted may give us a fun, fresh opportunity because we could be really, really naughty! (Laughing.)
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the revival status of Will & Grace Season 9…