'Will & Grace' Creators On How They'll Tackle That Season Finale 20-Year Time Jump
Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan were celebrated at Logo's Trailblazer Honors in New York City and they chatted with E! about the show's legacy (fun fact: they try to avoid that word) as well as how they plan to address Will & Grace's original finale in their NBC revival.
Remember that pesky 20-year time jump??
Lastly, I want to ask about the series finale. You ended the show with a 20-year time jump after Will and Grace's major falling out, and last I checked, it hasn't been 20 years yet. Without asking you to reveal anything, what is your message to fans who are scratching their heads a bit over how this will all work?
David: Keep scratching.
Max: I would say this: We've just come out of a story camp that lasted about three months. That's where we break and write all of the episodes that we will be filming in August or whenever we start. I will tell you that almost more than anything, more time went into figuring out how are we going to reintroduce the show and what were the rules going to be and how were we going to address that finale.
David: And where are they in their lives.
Max: And we can tell you this much: They are very much living in that apartment in 2017 in the month of September, on the 28th of September at 9:00. That's when you're going to meet up with them again and they are going to explain to you exactly what happened so you know the rules moving forward and you won't feel like anything is left open.
Sounds like they've got a plan--though admittedly, I wasn't losing any sleep over it. After seeing the reunion clip during the 2016 election, I'm willing to suspend any and all disbelief if it means we get Will & Grace (and Jack and Karen, of course) back on our screens.
Are you curious as to the "rules" of the Will & Grace universe moving forward?