Hulu Picks Up ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ Limited Series
US streaming service Hulu has added a couple of new shows to its upcoming comedy slate they announced today. One is a comedy from American Muslim comedian Ramy Youssef, and the other is a limited series from ‘The Mindy Project’s’ Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton based on Mike Newell’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral‘.
‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ is written and executive produced by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton, and inspired by the 1994 British romantic comedy film. The series will follow a group of friends as their lives intersect through five events – the titular four weddings and a funeral. Kaling and Warburton – who teamed up together for ‘The Mindy Project’ – will executive produce alongside Jonathan Prince, Howard Klein (3 Arts), Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Working Title).
At the moment ‘Four Weddings’ is being listed as a “limited series”, although it was originally touted as an “anthology series”, however, those two things are not necessarily mutually exclusive. “Limited series” can mean it’s one season and done, but can also mean the season is a self-contained story, which essentially describes an “anthology series”. If it does come back for more seasons, the original plan was to keep the lead character, but (presumably) have four different weddings and another funeral.
‘Ramy’ comes from comedian Ramy Youssef, and is based on his real-life experiences. The series takes viewers into the world of Ramy, a first-generation American Muslim who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighbourhood. Ramy will bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught in between an Egyptian community that thinks life is moral a test, and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. The show is written, executive produced, created by and starring Ramy Youssef, and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch as well as A24’s Ravi Nandan.
Obviously, Hulu doesn’t broadcast in the UK, but their shows, such as ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Marvel’s Runaways’, do get picked up by other broadcasters over here, so we’ll let you know when we hear about a UK air date.
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