Yet another classic movie is getting the series treatment, and this is one we’re genuinely excited about. Four Weddings and a Funeral, the classic 1994 British rom-com starring Hugh Grant, is being developed into an anthology series by Hulu, and there are already some big names attached to it — according to Deadline, Mindy Kaling is on board as a writer and executive producer. Unfortunately, Grant isn’t involved as of now.
Kaling, who is currently expecting her first baby, has been with Hulu since the streaming service picked up her show, The Mindy Project, after it was canceled by Fox in 2015. That show is now in its sixth and final season, and while Kaling has some big things coming up in her personal life, we’re not surprised to see her looking for another project to attach herself to.
And she won’t be alone in this. Kaling is joined by Jonathan Warburton, who executive produces The Mindy Project alongside her. They’ve already proven they can make a great show together, so we really can’t wait to see what they do with this.
The movie version of Four Weddings and a Funeral followed a group of friends and the ways their lives intersected as they all attended (you guessed it) four weddings and a funeral. The TV show, according to Deadline, will be similar, but it’s possible that only the lead character will remain the same between seasons, while the locations and other characters change.
Hulu should be making a decision on whether it wants to commit to a full Four Weddings and a Funeral series sometime in early 2018. We’ll be rooting for this, but if it doesn’t work out, we’re sure Kaling will find something else to satisfy our Mindy cravings once The Mindy Project is over.