“The Best Man,” and “The Best Man Holiday.” Along with the original cast of Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, and Sanaa Lathan. Is returning for “Best Man: The Final Chapters.”
After the success of the classic Black films, “The Best Man,” and “The Best Man Holiday,” the original cast is returning for “The Best Man: The Final Chapters,” limited series set to premiere on NBC streaming
The series will include the original cast of Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Melissa De Sousa, Regina Hall, and Sanaa Lathan. Unfortunately, Monica Calhoun, who played Mia, will not be a part of the series. Due to her character dying of cancer in “The Best Man Holiday.” The cast has all signed 7-figure deals, and production is set to begin in September.
The Best Man franchise writer and director Malcolm D. Lee and Insecure executive producer Dayna Lynne North. Will be the writers and producers of the original series. Lee released a statement to Deadline saying he is excited and thrilled to bring the cast back together.
“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.” Lee continued, “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,” which came out in theaters in 1993, brought in 34 million, and “The Best Man Holiday,” which came out in 2013, brought in 74 million and earned multiple NAACP nominations.
The third movie, titled; “The Best Man’s Wedding,” was supposed to be released in 2016. But was delayed.
“The Best Man: The Final Chapters,” is set to premiere later this year.