Hulu has revealed the first trailer for the romantic comedy series, “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” a refreshing take on Mike Newell’s 1994 film of the same name starring Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant. Under writer and creator Mindy Kaling (“Late Night”), and with her “The Mindy Project” producer Matt Warburton, the story that once centered on the bachelor of Grant’s character now hones its adaptation on female lead Nathalie Emmanuel. After HBO’s “Game of Thrones” came to an end earlier this year, Emmanuel gets to savor the goodness of a sweet romcom series under an Emmy nominated star.
Maya (Nathalie Emmanuel), the young communications director for a New York senatorial campaign, receives a wedding invitation from her college schoolmate now living in London. She leaves her professional and personal life behind, in favor of traveling to England and reconnecting with old friends and ends up in the midst of their personal crises. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course there are four weddings… and a funeral.
Newell’s romcom has become a staple of the respective genre. It garnered an impressive $52.7 million in the US, from a decent $4 million budget. Kaling, who stars opposite Emma Thompson in Amazon’s “Late Night,” has demonstrated a knack for comedy over the years, having been recognized for her writing on NBC’s “The Office” and Hulu’s own successful series, “The Mindy Project.”
The cast for the for the upcoming comedy series includes Emmannuel, Zoe Boyle, Guz Khan, Sophia La Porta, Harish Patel, Nikesh Patel, John Reynolds, Rebecca Rittenhouse and Brandon Mychal Smith.
“Four Weddings and a Funeral” will be premiering its first four episodes on July 31, with episodes added to Hulu every Wednesday after. Check out the trailer nd poster below!