Four Weddings and a Funeral may first have been released in the 90s, but the rollercoaster romcom is still as much loved today as it was back then. Known for its star-studded cast and hopelessly romantic story line, the popular flick has remained a Sunday night favourite – which is exactly why we were over the moon about the news that it was being adapted into a new TV show.
That’s right, a brand new TV version of the 1994 film is coming our way thanks to The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Kaling and producer Matt Warburton, who have teamed up with original screenwriter, Richard Curtis.
The forthcoming series will air on Hulu, which is also home to the award-winning TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale. It is still in the final stages of production but by the sounds of things, it will be sticking to the same plot as the much-loved blockbuster, with a few added extras.
So as we prepare for it to hit our screens this summer (we know, the wait is almost over), here’s everything you can expect to see in Four Weddings and a Funeral, the TV series.
Who will be in the Four Weddings and a Funeral TV series?
Obviously, the cast line-up won’t be quite the same as the original film which stars the likes of Hugh Grant, Anna Chancellor and Kristin Scott Thomas. But Andie MacDowell – who played Carrie – will be guest starring in the TV series as newly created character, Mrs. Howard (Ainsley’s mother).
Meanwhile, Game of Thrones and Hollyoaks star Nathalie Emmanuel has been cast as the series’ new lead Maya, replacing Jessica Williams.
The British actress plays an American woman in her 20s, whose entire friendship group has relocated to London, which is where she ends up healing her broken heart. Speaking to Net-a-Porter, Nathalie said of her character: ‘[she’s there to] figure out what she wants with her life, with love and friendship. It’s stuff that we can all relate to.’
Nathalie took to her Instagram page to unveil the first look images of the new series and our excitement has just reached a whole new level.
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Here’s a first look at @mindykaling’s romantic comedy @fourweddingsandafuneral, a ten part series for @Hulu! A reimagining of the 1994 movie of the same name, starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell. Out July 31st 2019…. but if you can’t wait ‘til then, get some inside info about some of the characters by going to @entertainmentweekly now! #MayaJones #fourweddingsandafuneral #Hulu #EW #ifyouknowyouknow #monica
Brandon Mychal Smith, Zoe Boyle, Jennie Jacques, Harish Patel and Guz Khan will also star in the show alongside Nikesh Patel, Rebecca Rittenhouse and John Reynolds.
What will the plot of the Four Weddings and a Funeral TV series be?
Just like the film, the Four Weddings and a Funeral series will follow a group of friends as their lives intersect through the five events (four weddings and a funeral, of course). According to Deadline, we can expect more than one season with each following one event at a time.
As production is still in the early stages, it is not yet clear whether the film will be set in the US or the UK like the original film which sees the group of American friends reunited in London. But Kaling says one thing is for sure, the series will be for ‘young, cool people!’ as reported by Digital Spy.
When the Four Weddings and a Funeral TV series be released?
The new series will launch on Hulu on 31 July, meaning it’ll be on our TV screens in no time. Hurrah!