Will & Grace fans will be pleased to know that season two just added a beloved character —played by a very, very familiar face — to its lineup. One of the show’s stars, Debra Messing, took on the duty of making the happy announcement on her Instagram on Monday.
Alongside a photo of Messing and Will & Grace alum Alec Baldwin in a friendly, cheery hug in what looks to be one of the Will & Grace dressing rooms. The caption Messing posted with the photo was a sunny confirmation of what fans have likely been hoping since Baldwin appeared on season one of the reboot earlier this year: He’s coming back, baby!
“That’s right. This silver fox IS BACK! My friend @iamalecbaldwin is back and we are all peeing our pants, laughing! First day of filming is tomorrow. Season 2- put your seatbelts on folks, LOTS of changes! @nbcwillandgrace,” she wrote.
It’s going to be so much fun to see Baldwin back in a regular capacity, reprising his role as Malcolm Widmark for season two. But what we’re curious to know is what other changes Messing could be teasing. We of course know there won’t be any casting changes where the core cast members — Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes — are concerned. But could this mean even more cameos from familiar faces? Perhaps a change of location for a good portion of the season? Something we could have never even predicted? You guys, we’re dying to know!
Whatever they have in store for us, we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out what these mysterious changes will be. As Messing notes in her post, filming on season two begins today, and the season premiere will be on Oct. 4 on NBC.