Four Weddings and a Funeral is the latest film to get the TV reboot treatment, with Mindy Kaling developing an anthology series based on the Hugh Grant romantic comedy of the same name.
The project is set up at Hulu, with Kaling writing and executive producing along with her Mindy Project EP Matt Warburton.
Like the film, the show will follow a group of friends whose lives intersect through major life events. Each season will track one particular story arc.
Richard Curtis, who wrote the original movie, Jonathan Prince, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, which co-produced the feature and Howard Klein, all serve as EPs.
The TV show is from MGM TV, which owns the rights to the original film, and Universal TV, where Kaling is under an overall deal.
Hulu is now hopping on the very popular bandwagon of mining existing IP for new TV shows.
Four Weddings and a Funeral comes on the heels of NBC landing Sony TV’s Bad Boys spinoff series, which in turn came just days after CBS put a Magnum P.I. reboot into development, joining joining Nancy Drew and Blue Crush, both at NBC, as reboots that are getting a second shot immediately after not going to series last year.
The two are just the latest in a string of projects in development that’s based on a previous movie or TV show, joining reboots of Miami Vice and The Munsters, also in development at NBC.
The CW recently revealed they were developing a reboot of Roswell and the network also had a Charmed reboot in the works, though it’s unclear if that one is still being developed.
True Lies is in the works at Fox, which is also developing a female-led reboot/sequel to Kung Fu as well as a female-led spinoff of The Nice Guys called The Nice Girls, and there’s also Starsky and Hutch, which was picked up by Amazon, as well as a reboot of Greatest American Hero and a live-action sitcom of The Jetsons at ABC. HBO is working on a new version of Watchmen with Damon Lindelof at the helm.
Linda Ge | TV Editor