Lorraine Finster is back! Minnie Driver will reprise her role as Karen Walker’s nemesis on the upcoming Will & Grace reboot, TVLine confirmed on Monday, Aug. 28. Minnie, 47, is set to return to NBC for one episode of the network’s 16-episode Will & Grace revival, which is premiering on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Minnie previously starred on six episodes of the comedy’s fifth season as Lorraine, the mistress of Karen’s third husband, Stanley Walker. Karen — who was famously portrayed by Megan Mullally — further ignited her feud with Lorraine by sleeping with (and later marrying) Lorraine’s father, Lyle Finster. Following the news of Lorraine’s return to the show, both Minnie and Will & Grace star Debra Messing took to social media to share their excitement. Watch the video below to see what they said!
The revival show will also feature returning stars Megan, Debra (as Grace Adler), Eric McCormack (as Will Truman), and Sean Hayes (as Jack McFarland). “When we [first] came to work, we were like children in a kindergarten class that all got along. And that just came back instantly,” Eric recently revealed of the cast’s reunion during a sit-down on the Today show.
“We so excited. We are all so incredibly grateful that [this reboot show] came together,” Debra previously told Closer Weekly in an exclusive interview. “The actors all love each other and wanted to come back. It’s like they never stopped working together.” Luke O’Connor — Debra and Eric’s hairstylist on the original series — recently told Closer. We can’t wait to see Minnie and the rest of the Will & Grace stars back on the small screen!