Peacock is bringing back The Best Man with a new spinoff series, The Best Man: Final Chapters. The 10-episode limited series, which comes from Malcolm D. Lee and Dayna Lynne North, will reunite the cast of the original films, including Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau.
Based on both Lee’s The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday, the new series will reintroduce viewers to Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch. Final Chapters catches up with the crew “as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance,” Peacock shared in a press release today.
“We’re excited to reunite this beloved cast for a limited series run of The Best Man for Peacock,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “With a powerhouse duo like Malcolm and Dayna at the helm, fans will fall in love with our favorite group of friends all over again.”
Lee added, “Here we go! The band is back together! I am very excited to bring these iconic characters back to the fans who have supported us through this franchise. We are thrilled to deliver everything one would expect from this group of friends in The Best Man universe and take them through their final chapters. We can’t wait! I told you it wouldn’t be 14 more years.”
The first Best Man film, which was released in 1999, follows Harper Stewart (Diggs) a lifelong bachelor and author whose latest book was inspired by his own friends. While Harper is trying to keep the truth behind the book a secret, things get complicated quickly when his ex, Jordan (Nia Long), gets an advance copy, and Harper is set to join in on his close friend’s wedding as his best man just as the book is making its rounds with his group of friends.
The film inspired a 2013 sequel, The Best Man Holiday, which takes place 15 years after the events of The Best Man and brings the friends back together again for a holiday reunion.
Along with his upcoming Best Man series, Lee has another NBC project in the works, a pilot titled At That Age, and the film Space Jam: A New Legacy, which is set to premiere in theaters and on HBO Max this summer.
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