Peacock this weekend dropped the first teaser for The Best Man: The Final Chapters at Urbanworld Film Festival this weekend and you can now watch the video below. The Best Man film premiered at Urbanworld Film Festival in 1999.
The limited series premieres on Peacock Thursday, December 22 with all eight episodes available to stream at launch.
In addition to the teaser drop, creator of the Best Man franchise, writer, executive producer, director, co-developer, and co-showrunner Malcolm D. Lee, writer, executive producer, co-developer, co-showrunner Dayna Lynne North, Morris Chestnut, and Melissa De Sousa participated in a Q&A panel at Urbanworld.
Based upon the eponymous Universal film franchise written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the series will catch up with Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.
Also executive producing is Sean Daniel of Hivemind & Dominique Telson of Blackmaled Productions. The directors are Malcolm D. Lee (four episodes), Charles Stone III, Robert Townsend, and Stacey Muhammads.
The series comes from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. It was filmed in New York City, Kearny, NJ and the Dominican Republic.
“We’re excited to reunite this beloved cast for a limited series run of ‘The Best Man’ for Peacock,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, previously. “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.”
Universal Television President Erin Underhill added, “When Malcolm joined the UTV family, our first conversation was about our collective desire to bring his groundbreaking Universal feature franchise to television.
“Three years and one pandemic later, we’re on the brink of doing just that. I’m thrilled for us all to see this goal come to fruition.”
“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,” commented Malcolm D. Lee previously.
‘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.”
“‘The Best Man’ films were a cultural touchstone during my college days – and they’ve remained influential pop culture references to this day,” said Dayna Lynn North.
“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.”