The hit 1994 movie, which starred Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, will be rebooted as an hour-long anthology series on U.S. streaming service Hulu, with The Mindy Project's Mindy Kaling as the writer and executive director.
The series "will follow a group of friends as their lives intersect through these five events, with each season following a different story arc". They are exploring an idea to have different characters in a different location each season, with the lead possibly remaining the same. Joining the duo (with the executive producing duties) is Richard Curtis, who wrote the movie, and Jonathan Prince, who helped bring the project together. Original producers Working Title and MGM will also reprise those roles, alongside Kaling's "Mindy Project" co-producer Matt Warburton, who will also co-write with Kaling. It would probably make more sense to change the main character as well, but we'll have to see what Kaling and Warburton ultimately settle on. Hulu is expected to give a straight-to-series order by early next year.
"The Mindy Project" originally aired on Fox before jumping to Hulu ahead of its fourth season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is the brainchild of none other than Mindy Kaling, whose show The Mindy Project is heading for its series finale on November 14.
Kumail Nanjiani, the writer and star of recent romcom The Big Sick, has recently spoken of his admiration for the film, calling it his "favorite movie" and even going so far as to say Hugh Grant's best man speech inspired him to get into comedy.
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