Peacock has released the official trailer for the highly anticipated limited series, “The Best Man: The Final Chapters.”
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.
Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, and Harold Perrineau return to reprise their roles in “The Best Man: The Final Chapters.”
The limited drama series will offer eight one-hour episodes for your viewing pleasure.
See first-look photos from the series below.
Watch the trailer below.
Director Malcolm D. Lee shared the inspiration behind The Best Man:
When I wrote The Best Man, it was out of a desire to see myself on screen.
Growing up I rarely saw Black people — Black men in particular – the way my friends and I saw ourselves: educated, upwardly mobile African-Americans who were just “normal” (Barack and Michelle before Barack and Michelle).
Fans of the franchise have consistently asked me (and the stellar cast) when are we going to tell them what’s happened with this group of friends?
And what better way to do that than to give them what they want (and more) in a limited series.
Given the moment that we are in, this is the perfect time to revisit Harper, Lance, Murch, Quentin, Jordan, Robyn, Candace and Shelby and go on the wild, emotional, hilarious ride with them, as they deal with their own journeys through parenting, activism, old love, new love and the complexities of being Black in 21st Century America.
It is now more than ever that the world is craving to see what I’ve worked my entire career to show: relatable, universal stories about black people and their humanity.
It has always been my mission to make African-American stories mainstream. It is my life’s work to tell stories that include and elevate us. And I HOPE my legacy will be that I represented for us.
‘The Best Man: The Final Chapters” premieres on December 22, 2022, on Peacock.
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