Will & Grace is going out with a beautiful bang.
Matt Bomer will return for the revival’s third and final season in the recurring role of McCoy Whitman, The Wrap reports. When we last saw McCoy in the second season finale, he and boyfriend Will (Eric McCormack) had just gotten engaged.
Guest stars Vanessa Bayer and Blythe Danner are also set to reprise their roles as Amy, a bakery owner, and Will’s mother, Marilyn Truman, respectively.
— Sean Hayes (@SeanHayes) August 23, 2019
Bomer made his Broadway debut last year in the 50th anniversary production of the groundbreaking gay drama The Boys in the Band, which producer Ryan Murphy is adapting for Netflix.
Will & Grace, which ran on NBC for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006, returned in 2017 with all four original leads—McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes—to become the network’s top-rated comedy. NBC announced last month that the upcoming third season of the revival, the sitcom’s 11th season overall, will be its last.
— Matt Bomer (@MattBomer) August 22, 2019
“When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance,” said NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy. “The impact and legacy of Will & Grace simply can’t be overstated, both as a true game-changer in the portrayal of the LGBTQ community and as one of the finest comedies in television history.”
“We think of the Will & Grace reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis—51 is not enough, 53 is too many. That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace,” creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan said in a joint statement with director Jimmy Burrows. “In 2016, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of Will & Grace. They say you can’t go home again, but we did. And now, three seasons and 52 episodes later, we’re even more proud of something we never thought we’d get a chance to do again. We have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience twice. And for that, we owe a double debt of gratitude to NBC, this show’s supportive and caring home since day one.”
The Will & Grace revival’s second season concluded April 4. The final 18-episode season will premiere in 2020.