For Megan Mullally, the whole experience has been wonderful and the cast is "so excited" that the network wants more.
"The fact that we're coming back at all is a miracle to me. That's never happened before," she marveled. "We had no reason to ever think that the show would come back and to have them now have that faith in us based on the fan response to do a second season, is just really thrilling."
To Mullally's credit, she's one of the main reasons the revival came together at all. Back in October, the Will & Grace cast reunited for a funny one-off video about the presidential election and the importance of voting. After their experience, interest in a revival series began to spread, and it was the actress' coaxing that may have made it all come together.
"The minute I read the script, I put it down, I picked up my phone, I emailed Max Mutchnick, one of the creators, and I said, 'Why can't we just do this show again?'" she recounted. "He emailed right back, 'We can.' Not knowing that we could, but having a feeling."
The last original episode of Will & Grace aired more than 11 years ago, and in the years since, the show's beloved characters have moved on with their lives in one way or another. So where can fans expect to see Hayes' Jack McFarland? "Jack will be teaching a class and he has branded a new style of acting called 'Jacking,'" the actor teased. "So you'll see that."
According to Debra Messing, her character, Grace Adler, is "doing incredibly well in her professional life" when the new season picks up.
"She really has just advanced a lot and she is single and, for reasons that will be explained, Will and Grace are living together once again," Messing shared, adding that they will even be in the same apartment as before. "But it's definitely been spruced up a little bit with a little Grace Adler flair."
This rather decisive storyline put the show's creators and writers in a difficult situation when it came to re-introducing the characters during a time in which they all should have been jaded ex-friends. However, McCormack says that fans shouldn't worry about any continuity issues.
"I think we realized [that] when we were at our funniest and our loosest, was before all those [plot line] commitments, and so we're creating a very quick reason that none of those exist," McCormack explained.