Mindy Kaling is executive producing and writing a Four Weddings & A Funeral TV series for Hulu. The anthology series will be inspired by the 1994 film, and each episode will run at an hour-long each.
The news of the plans for a series comes from Deadline, who report that Richard Curtis, who wrote the original movie is also on board as executive producer, as well as Jonathan Prince, and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title.
The original movie starred Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell and grossed a huge $246 million around the world on a $3.7 million budget.
Lovable Englishman Charles (Hugh Grant) and his group of friends seem to be unlucky in love. When Charles meets a beautiful American named Carrie (Andie MacDowell) at a wedding, he thinks his luck may have changed. But, after one magical night, Carrie returns to the States, ending what might have been. As Charles and Carrie’s paths continue to cross — over a handful of nuptials and one funeral — he comes to believe they are meant to be together, even if their timing always seems to be off.
The trade reports that, like the original movie, the planned series will follow a group of friends as their lives intersect through these five events, with each season following a different story arc. It adds that development is still at an early stage, but the idea is to potentially have different characters in a different location each season, with the lead possibly remaining the same.
More news on its development as it comes in.