As you've undoubtedly already heard, NBC is reviving the iconic late '90s/early 2000s show Will & Grace, and the anticipation is so feverish among fans the network has already given the reboot series a second season! We've learned a number of details about the show, but many fans of the original Will & Grace have been wondering whether or not characters like Vince will be returning. Although there hasn't been any official confirmation, Eric McCormack (who plays Will) told Us Weekly that his character will be dating in the upcoming reboot, which makes the possibility of Vince (played by Bobby Cannavale) returning seem uncertain.
At the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday, Aug. 3, McCormack spilled the deets to Us Weekly on Will's romantic life in the reboot. "He's got a little bit more self-confidence and that's going to leave some very interesting dating things," McCormack shared. "For anyone who says, 'Is Will going to date?' Yes!"
Now, in the series finale, Will had a son with Vince, and in a flash forward it was implied that the two grew old together. So if Will is going on dates in the Will & Grace revival it sort of implies that Vince won't be a part of the show. That's not the only thing that's changed though, apparently neither Will nor Grace (Debra Messing) will have children and the show's creators have confirmed that the reboot will pretty much ignore the events of the original series finale. Grace's now ex-husband Leo (Harry Connick Jr.) will have a small role in the reboot, but it doesn't appear as though Vince will be part of the new show.
It's going to be a hard pill to swallow for fans who thought that Will and Vince made for a great television couple, but let's not give up hope on the reboot just yet. The decision to ignore the finale could end up being a good thing.
"People saw that election video and what people responded to wasn't just how funny that video was, but how the show looks the same and feels the same," McCormack explained. "And we went, 'Oh that's true! So why are we stuck with this ending that we gave it when we don't have to be?'" Ignoring the original finale does facilitate a lot more creative opportunities, and it sounds like the revival is going to deliver on the nostalgia, which means it has the potential to be epic.