Matt Bomer will reprise his role of McCoy Whitman for the final season of the “Will & Grace,” according to The Wrap. The last we saw of Matt, he and Will (Eric McCormick) were about to tie the knot.
Bomer will be joined by fellow recurring stars Blythe Danner and Vanessa Bayer who play Marylin Truman, Will’s mother, and Amy, a bakery owner.
The actor just finished a run on Broadway in the critically acclaimed play “The Boys in the Band,” which Ryan Murphy is adapting for Netflix with Bomer reprising his role.
“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.” NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy told the Hollywood Reporter. “When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance.”
As for why the third season will be the show’s last, creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan director Jimmy Burrows said “We think of the Will & Grace reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis—51 is not enough, 53 is too many.” The cast was reportedly in agreement with the decision.
Here’s to hoping we get a shirtless scene (or two). Anyone remember American Horror Story Hotel? The show may have been a mess, but Bomer’s body was everything and more.