Following the success of both films, The Best Man (1999) and The Best Man Holiday (2013), NBC streaming service Peacock ordered limited series titled “The Best Man: Final Chapters”
According to Deadline, the limited series will be 10 episodes in total. The movies’ writer/director Malcolm D Lee will write and executive produce the drama series alongside Insecure’s Dayna Lynne North.
The drama series follows the evolution of the friendship/relationships between Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candance, and Murch. The friend group battles past traumas and the ups/downs of life.
“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,” said Lee. “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.”
Since releasing the Best Man in 1999, Lee has turned out a slew of successful movies including Girls Trip and Night School. In 2018, He signed a first-look deal with Universal TV. The deal allows Lee to create, develop and produce projects for the studio while using his Blackmaled Productions banner.
“When Malcolm joined the UTV family, our first conversation was about our collective desire to bring his groundbreaking Universal feature franchise to television,” said Universal TV president Erin Underhill. “Three years and one pandemic later, we’re on the brink of doing just that.”
In addition to writing for Insecure, North has also written for Veronica Mars, VH1’s Single Ladies, and Switched at Birth. Along with her extension writing career, she is also a fan of the Best Man Franchise.
“The Best Man films were a cultural touchstone during my college days — and they’ve remained influential pop culture references to this day,” North says. “I’ve grown up laughing with these characters, copying their dance moves, and grieving at their losses. I am overjoyed to be partnering with Malcolm D. Lee and this amazing cast to adapt this iconic franchise at Peacock.”
Lee, North, and Sean Daniel will serve as executive producers on the limited series. While Shelia Walcott will oversee Lee’s Blackmaled Productions.
The Best Man: Final Chapters will start filming this fall.