Streaming service Hulu is continuing with big investments in their original program. According to Deadline, Hulu is working on a new anthology series which will be based on the 1994 romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral. Mindy Kaling, known for her role of Kelly Kapoor in The Office and as a creator of The Mindy Project, will come on board as the writer and executive producer for this series. Kaling is working with The Simpsons writer Matt Warburton on two different scripts for the series. Richard Curtis, the writer of the original Four Weddings and a Funeral movie, will also participate in the project alongside Jonathan Prince (The Cleaner, American Dreams).
Each season of the series would follow a different story arc, focusing on a group of friends as their lives intersect through the event of four weddings and a funeral. While the lead character would remain the same, each season would feature different characters in a different location.
Reportedly, Jonathan Prince was the one who brought up the idea of Four Weddings and a Funeral becoming an anthology series, and approached to Mindy Kaling. Since Kaling has strong ties with Hulu, being home for The Mindy Project, the streaming service seemed looked like an obvious fit for this series. If everything works out as planned, the project will receive straight-to-series order.
The 1994’s original starred Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell in lead roles and Kristin Scott Thomas, James Fleet, and Rowan Atkinson as part of the supporting cast. The movie followed Charles (Grant) and he and his group of friends participated in various social occasions, meeting romantic interests. Although the movie was shot in just six weeks and with a $3 million budget, it ended up making more than $245 million at the box office and received significant praise from the critics.