For those of you who loved the movie, Four Weddings and a Funeral, we have great news for you. Hulu is developing the successful movie in an hour-long anthology television series.
According to Deadline, the project will be like the movie. The series “will follow a group of friends as their lives intersect through these five events, with each season following a different story arc.” Despite being still early in the process, rumors revealed the following: “here is an idea to have different characters in a different location each season, with the lead possibly remaining the same.”
Definitely a interesting twist. Typically with an anthology series the characters change, but the actors do not. With this series, they want to keep the lead the same and we think that is a great idea. This project isn’t the first or the last anthology series, but it’s definitely the most unique with that sort of take on it.
Mindy Kaling is set to write and executive produce the series along executive producer Matt Warburton, who she brought on as a partner. Joining the duo (with the executive producing duties) is Richard Curtis, who wrote the movie, and Jonathan Prince, who helped bring the project together.
The idea for the project comes from Prince, who tracked down the rights to MGM TV, where he recently completed the miniseries, 38 Nooses. Kaling was then brought onto the project because of her “sensibility and her strong brand of contemporary relationship storytelling showcased in her show, The Mindy Project“. Hulu is also the home of The Mindy Project, meaning Kaling already has ties to the streaming service.
In addition, Hulu has been showing an impressive performance at this year’s Emmy Awards, including taking the top prize of best drama series for The Handmaid’s Tale. The streaming service is more than likely looking to pick up shows that could potentially have a great run at the Emmys in the future now that is considered a contender.
Overall, this new project interests us very much, considering how good the movie was. It’s a great concept and one that we hope is as good as it sounds. If the show succeeds, Hulu is looking to be even more of a threat.
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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. (Photo: MGM)