New characters will shine on Peacock’s limited series The Best Man: The Final Chapters.
Nicole Ari Parker, Ron Canada, Brandon Victor Dixon, Michael Genet, Yvonne Pearson, Aaron Serotsky, Terrence Terrell, Tobias Truvillion and Eric Scott Ways are all set to join the original cast members, the NBC streaming service announced in a press release.
Based on the iconic Best Man film franchise, the spinoff series is set to catch up with the cast as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface as midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.
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Original cast members set to return include Morris Chestnut (Lance Sullivan), Melissa De Sousa (Shelby Taylor), Taye Diggs (Harper Stewart), Regina Hall (Candace Murchison), Terrence Howard (Quentin Spivey), Sanaa Lathan (Robyn Stewart), Nia Long (Jordan Armstrong) and Harold Perrineau (Julian Murchison), as previously reported.
The series is created by Malcolm D. Lee of Blackmaled Productions and Dayna Lynne North of Loud Sis Productions. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Additional executive producers include Sean Daniel of Hivemind & Dominique Telson of Blackmaled Productions.
Malcolm D. Lee, who wrote and directed the films, will helm four episodes of the series. The other episodes will be directed by Charles Stone III, Robert Townsend and Stacey Muhammad.
The first film from the franchise was released in 1999 and Christmas-themed sequel The Best Man Holiday hit theaters in 2013. Combined they earned $107 million at the box office.
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Below are full details on the new cast and characters, per Peacock.
NICOLE ARI PARKER (And Just Like That, Empire) will play Xiomara Amani, a captivating, high profile, multi-hyphenate beauty who is sure to disrupt the dynamic of the Best Man crew.
RON CANADA (The Good Fight, Ted 2) will play Wellington, Quentin’s (Terrence Howard) father. He is the patriarch of the family and is uncertain about relinquishing control of the family business to his son.
BRANDON VICTOR DIXON (Power, Jesus Christ Superstar Live!) will play Demetrius, west coast chic and someone from Jordan’s (Nia Long) past who has recently come back into her life.
MICHAEL GENET (Billions, Dr. Death) will play Dr. Temple, a professor at Fordham University. He’s debonair, authoritative and friendlier than expected.
YVONNA PEARSON (Dynasty, Flatbush Misdemeanors) will play Jasmine, who works at the island resort and takes care of the group during their stay.
AARON SEROTSKY (Dopesick, The Survivor) will play Stan, a literary agent.
TERRENCE TERRELL (Giants, B Positive) will play Will, who is handsome, charming and likes to flirt. He works in tech and is taking a much-needed island vacation.
TOBIAS TRUVILLION (Brooklyn’s Finest, New Amsterdam) will play Jaha, a conscious urban farmer who sells produce at a farmer’s market and works with many chefs.
ERIC SCOTT WAYS (City on a Hill, A Holiday in Harlem) will play LJ, Lance’s (Morris Chestnut) son who is made in Lance’s image. LJ is a football prodigy, but football isn’t necessarily LJ’s passion.