Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton’s reboot of Four Weddings and a Funeral has cast its lead roles.
Jessica Williams (2 Dope Queens, Fantastic Beasts), Nikesh Patel (London Has Fallen), Rebecca Rittenhouse (The Mindy Project) and John Reynolds (Stranger Things) round out the cast of Hulu’s upcoming romantic comedy series, set to debut in 2019, the subscription service announced on Friday.
Inspired by Mike Newell’s eponymous 1994 feature film starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, the actors will play characters named Jess, Kash, Ainsley and Duffy, respectively, in the new adaptation, which is also set in England.
According to Hulu, Jess is a young communications director for a New York senatorial campaign and heads to London after being invited to a college classmate’s wedding, leaving her professional and personal life behind in favour of reconnecting with old friends. There, she ends up in the midst of their personal crises that revolve around four weddings and a funeral.
The pilot script was written by Kaling and Warburton, who also serve as executive producers alongside Tracey Wigfield, Jonathan Prince, Howard Klein, Charlie Grandy, Tristram Shapeero and Charles McDougall.
The series marks Kaling’s second series for Hulu, building on the multihyphenate’s relationship with the platform, which revived her sitcom The Mindy Project after it was cancelled by Fox in 2015.
News of the Four Weddings reboot was announced during Hulu’s upfront presentation in May.