We know we’re still a few months away from Winter, but we can start talking about the shows we’re excited to see. One of those shows is The Best Man: The Final Chapters. The 10-episode limited series is a spinoff based on the popular film franchise of the same name directed by Malcolm D. Lee. We previously wrote about it when it was in the early stages last year.
As I mentioned before, The Best Man has always been one of my absolute favorite film franchises. The cast is incredibly talented, and the stories are a pure representation of Black culture. We get to see people of color who are leading a successful life without all the negative stereotypes that are placed upon us by society. Most importantly, The Best Man is about friendships that feel like being part of a big family. That kind of representation is something that really matters.
In The Best Man: The Final Chapters “relationships evolve, and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis-meets-midlife renaissance.” Anyone who is familiar with both The Best Man (1999) and The Best Man Holiday (2013) knows that those past grievances all stem from the release of Harpers (Taye Diggs) first book Unfinished Business. If you’re not familiar I’ll give you a quick run-down.
In The Best Man, Harper’s book is about to come out. At the same time, he’s flown to New York to attend his longtime friend Lance Sullivan’s (Morris Chestnut) wedding where he is the best man. Somehow all of his friends end up reading the book prior to its release and well, a whole lot of dirty laundry comes out. That’s literally all I’m going to say because I highly recommend giving this film, and the sequel a watch.
The Best Man: The Final Chapters is set to release in December on the streaming service Peacock. It will be here right before Christmas, and we think that’s actually perfect. During the holiday season we all want to spend time with family and friends so this series will certainly bring some nostalgia back for fans who loved this franchise. And we hope new fans will discover it as well.
In addition to Harper (Diggs) and Lance (Chestnut), The Best Man: The Final Chapters will see us reunite with Jordan (Nia Long), Candace (Regina Hall), Robin (Sanaa Lathan), Shelby (Melissa De Sousa), Julian (Harold Perrineau), and Quentin (Terrence Howard). We were given a few first look pictures from the series and we’re already feeling nostalgic.