Has Gus Kenworthy fully transitioned from Olympic athlete to TV star? It certainly seems that way, as the American Horror Story: 1984 actor will appear on the final season of NBC’s Will & Grace revival.
“I had a blast yesterday getting to film a little guest spot on the last season of this iconic gay show,” Kenworthy wrote on Instagram alongside of a photo of himself and Sean Hayes, who plays Jack on the landmark series,. He also posted a photo with fellow guest stars Nicole Sullivan, Brian Jordan Alvarez, and Miss Coco Peru. “Thank you to all who made it happen!”
Kenworthy is currently starring on the most recent installment of AHS, on which he plays Emma Roberts’ boyfriend. In an op-ed for ESPN, he defended his right to play straight, explaining that every queer man “has the experience at some point in his life of pretending to be someone he’s not.” But will he be playing gay on Will & Grace? You’ll have to watch and see.
The upcoming season will also feature a Billie Lourd appearance, honoring her grandmother Debbie Reynolds.
In July, executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan, and James Burrows announced that the revival would end with a third and final season. “We think of the Will & Grace [revival] 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.”
“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.” They also thanked Mutchnick, Kohan, Burrows, and the cast “for their brilliance over an incredible run.”
Hayes thanked “everyone who watched the first run and to everyone that encouraged this reboot,” adding that “we did it all for you.”