Ross Geller – I mean, David Schwimmer – will portray Grace’s new boyfriend, Noah, in the latest season of Will and Grace. Showrunners recently gave us fans a sneak peak, and we can’t wait for more. Read on to catch up on the latest buzz around the former-Friends star and his new character!
A Well Kept Secret Leads To An Awesome Surprise
In July, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Debra Messing revealed her character Grace would be getting a love interest. Messing also confirmed that her on-screen boyfriend will not appear in the first episode. She continued, “I’m not allowed to tell you who, but you’re gonna be so excited!” And we were, after the announcement of David Schwimmer’s role a few weeks later!
Most remember Schwimmer from his role as Ross, a goofy paleontologist, on the hit 90s sitcom Friends. But do not expect Ross on the newest season of Will and Grace! As Messing told Variety later, “He’s as far away from Ross as he can possibly get because he’s already mastered Ross.”
After the news broke, Messing was far more forthcoming with fans. She even posted the above picture to her Instagram, when her famous co-star, Eric McCormack, and Schwimmer wore almost identical outfits to set. She captioned the photo, “This was not planned.”
The Big Reveal
This past month, Entertainment Weekly graced us with an early peek of the second season of the reboot of Will and Grace. In the clip, we see Noah and Grace discussing their hatred of taxis and TV. Then, Schwimmer’s character adds “and chatty redheads!” We can already tell this is going to be good.
On filming with the cast, in the featured clip, Schwimmer said, “Just playing at the level of this cast, who are at the top of their game, it was kind of like this great, wonderful gift.”
Some Changes We Might See
In the sneak peek, Megan Mullally, who plays Karen, tells fans, “The new season sees a lot of ‘change’ for the main foursome.” Obviously, we don’t know all the details, but some confirmed changes are Karen separating from her spouse, Stan and Grace entering politics, Will starting to teach, and Jack and Estefan planning their wedding. Plus, the guest stars seem epic: Matt Bomer, Chelsea Handler, Jon Cryer, and Alec Baldwin. And, of course, David Schwimmer!
Will And Grace: A Show That Made History
Will and Grace first aired two decades ago on NBC for eight seasons, ending in 2006. Fan’s love of the show persisted long after the finale, leading to its revival in 2017. Showrunners picked up where the legendary sitcom ended in 2006, only a decade later. The same, fan-favorite characters, but new plotlines, interests, and struggles.
The show revolves around the friendship of Will Truman (Eric McCormack), a gay lawyer and Grace Adler, a straight interior designer, living in New York. Will and Grace focused on the life of these two hilarious, touching characters, and paved the way for many LGBTQ characters we saw later in television. It also shed light on the life and struggles of the LGBTQ community, back when most didn’t know what LGBTQ meant.
The second season of Will and Grace will air on October 4th on NBC. We, along with many other fans, can’t wait!