Great news Will and Grace fans! Bobby Cannavale is set to reprise his role as Vince D’Angelo, Will’s ex-boyfriend and cop.
According to an Instagram photo posted by Debra Messing, Bobby Cannavale is back on set. She teased his appearance with the following:
“It just gets better and better. ANOTHER fan fav from our little show of yesteryear. @bobby_cannavale is in the house! Little bit of trivia- when we were both youngin’s in 1993 we lived across the hall from each other in NYC. #olllllddddddfriends @nbcwillandgrace.”
While it’s great to see Cannavale reprise the role he won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Star for, it’s a bit puzzling on why they brought him back. The show previously told fans that they would be ignoring the flash-forward that took place at the end of Season 8.
So is Cannavale’s return the exception? It could be. The show could decide that they are the end goal, but have a different way of telling their story. The writers could have brought him back as an old flame that Will still has feelings for. By doing this, it allows the writers to have another story to tell and to make things interesting for the audience. When the flash-forward was shown, the writers probably weren’t thinking there was going to be a revival later down the road, so they went ahead and ended the show so that it had closure. Now that there’s a revival, which means more stories to be told, they have to forget they ever gave us closure and find a way to embellish on the characters’ lives since we last saw them. The same can be said for Harry Connick Jr.’s return as Grace’s ex-husband.
For fans that were all about the flash-forward, don’t be upset. We have no doubts that the show will once again give the audience closure down the line when the revival has its conclusion.
The revival will also include the returns of Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally). In addition, NBC has already ordered a 13-episode second season as well as an additional four episodes to his Season 1 count bring it to 16 episodes. Basically, there’s a whole lot more story still to tell with these characters, and NBC is giving them a lot of freedom straight out of the gate.
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This story was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at @SAM_iamXO.