It’s finally happening! The Best Man cast is getting back together for a long-awaited reunion.
Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau have all said “I do” to a small screen reunion on NBC’s Peacock.
The streaming service dropped the news Tuesday in a press release, saying it ordered 10 episodes of a limited series titled The Best Man: Final Chapters.
Malcolm D. Lee, who wrote and directed the iconic film franchise, has signed on to co-write and executive produce the series alongside Insecure showrunner Dayna Lynn North. Sean Daniel, of Hivemind, will also serve as executive producer and Sheila Walcott will oversee for Blackmaled Productions.
“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,” Lee said in a statement. “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.”
“We’re excited to reunite this beloved cast for a limited series run of The Best Man for Peacock,” added Susan Rovner, chair of entertainment content for 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.”
The Best Man arrived in theaters in 1999, and featured Diggs as budding author Harper Stewart who reunited with his old college friends as the best man in his college buddy’s wedding. The movie was produced by Lee’s cousin, Spike Lee, and is also considered Hall’s feature film acting debut.
In 2013, a Christmas-themed sequel titled The Best Man Holiday brought back the cast and earned $72 million at the worldwide box office.
The Best Man: Final Chapters will catch up with Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch as relationships evolve and old grievances resurface.
The dramedy will be produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. An official release date will be announced later.
The project joins Peacock’s latest slate of reboots including Saved By the Bell, Punky Brewster and Battlestar Galactica.