Will & Grace could return for a new series, according to a report.
The popular US sitcom, which originally aired on NBC between 1998 and 2006, was recently revived for a one-off sketch encouraging Americans to vote in the upcoming Presidential election. That sketch, written by the show’s creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, has now been viewed on YouTube more than six million times.
Original stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes all reprised their classic roles for the sketch.
Now Deadline has learned that talks are underway for a new 10-episode season. According to the report, “there are a lot of hurdles that make mounting a Will & Grace return a daunting task,” but “at least there is a will to pursue it”.
A streaming service like Netflix is said to be the “more likely” home for the new season. However, the report notes that there have been no “formal conversations” with the internet TV giant, which is about to launch its continuation of another enduring popular US series, Gilmore Girls.
When Will & Grace ended in 2006, its stars were reportedly earning a hefty $600,000 (£490,000) each per episode, meaning a new series would probably be a costly investment for Netflix or any other network.