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Peacock Orders Limited Series ‘The Best Man: Final Chapters’ + reuniting original cast

Peacock has ordered 10 episodes of the limited dramedy series "The Best Man: Final Chapters" from Universal Television, written and executive produced by Malcolm D. Lee and Dayna Lynne North. 

 

The star-studded original cast from the hit films are set to return including Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau. 

 

“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. “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.” 

 

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 meet midlife renaissance. 

 

“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 his franchise,” said Malcom D. 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.” 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.