'Four Weddings and a Funeral': New trailer, release date, plot, cast and everything else about the Hulu miniseries
Our most favorite of all romantic comedies that starred the ever so charming Hugh Grant, 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' is all set to make a comeback as a mini-series. Premiering on Hulu on July 31, 2019, the series is based on the 1994 original film by Richard Curtis. It is written and executive produced by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton.
'Four Weddings and a Funeral' marks Hulu's second series with MGM TV after 'The Handmaid's Tale'. The miniseries is also its third project from Universal Television after The Path and Kaling's very own 'The Mindy Project'.
Hulu is all set to release the ten-episode limited series in summer - when love is in the air! 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' revives and redefines a traditional romantic comedy in a contemporary sense.
Kaling says that the team has incorporated titular life events to follow entirely new characters. One most important part of Kaling undertaking the series is her incorporating diversity. "I wanted to take the [titular] themes [in life] and the essence of the movie and apply it through my eyes of what I would like to see that I haven’t seen yet. I know so many beautiful, funny, interesting African-American girls and so many handsome, hilarious British-Pakistani and British-Indian guys and I don't think anyone would put them together if I'm not going to do it," she was reported saying.
Therefore, we have the 'Game of Thrones' star Nathalie Emmanuel as Maya and 'Indian Summers' actor Nikesh Patel as Kash. It's not Grant and his original gang, but hey, we're not complaining! If anything, we cannot wait for the premiere. "Let's be honest, 'Four Weddings...' is one of the whitest movies ever," Emmanuel was reported saying. "There weren’t many of us that you saw on screen in movies of that era."
The romantic comedy mini web series is set to premiere on July 31, 2019, on Hulu.
The miniseries is based on the 1994 British film of the same name, written by Richard Curtis. Much like its '90s parent film, the web series 'Four Weddings and Funeral' follows four American friends who reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil, they must weather a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings... and a funeral.
Nathalie Emmanuel as Maya
Emmanuel is best known for her role of Missandei in the HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones'. She is also known for her roles in action films such as 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' and its sequel 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure', 'Furious 7', and 'The Fate of the Furious'
Nikesh Patel as Kash
British actor Nikesh Patel is best known for his role of Aafrin Dalal in the TV series 'Indian Summers'. He also played the lead role in BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel 'Midnight's Children'. In 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', he plays Kash, a handsome, successful London investment banker, who seems to have his life under control, but all is not what it seems.
Rebecca Rittenhouse as Ainsley Howard
Rittenhouse is known for her role of Cody LeFever in the ABC soap opera, 'Blood & Oil'. She has worked with Kaling before having played the role Dr. Anna Ziev in the Hulu romantic comedy 'The Mindy Project'.
Written by Mindy Kaling
Kaling is best known for her previous association with Hulu in 'The Mindy Project'. She rose to fame with her portrayal of Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom 'The Office' - she also wrote, executive produced and served as an occasional director. For all of her work on 'The Office', she won a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. Her film ventures include 'Wreck It Ralph', 'Inside Out', 'Despicable Me', 'Ocean's 8' and 'The Night Before' to name a few.
Based on the original movie by Richard Curtis
One of Britain's most successful comedy writers, Curtis is particularly known for his comedy films such as 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Notting Hill', 'Bridget Jones's Diary', 'Love Actually', and 'About Time'. He has also co-written sitcoms such as 'Blackadder', 'Mr Bean', and 'The Vicar of Dibley'. Curtis is the recipient of the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award - the highest award given to a filmmaker by the British Film Academy (BAFTA).
The trailer of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' portrays the get-together of four friends and Nathalie Emmanuel as Maya plays the role of a woman who regrets some of the decisions she has made in the past and finds the perfect empathizer in Kash played by Nikesh Patel. The two meet at the airport and as fate would have it, she later finds out he is her friend Ainsley's boyfriend and things take a hilarious turn from there.
Where to watch
'Four Weddings and a Funeral' is set to premiere on July 31, 2019 on Hulu.
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