Entertainment Weekly has published a series of stills from the 10 part TV series, set to premiere on US streaming service Hulu on July 31 (an Australian release has not yet been confirmed).
Loosely based on the 1994 movie written by Richard Curtis and starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, it has been adapted for a 21st century TV audience by comedian Mindy Kaling.
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Kaling’s version sees American Maya (Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel) meet English Kash (Nikesh Patel) in a chance encounter at Heathrow Airport.
Maya, who is having an affair with her politician boss, is travelling to London for best friend Ainsley’s birthday and later discovers Kash is her boyfriend.
Rom-com fan Kaling told EW she wanted to make a series that reflected what she wanted to see.
“I wanted to take the themes and the essence of the movie and apply it through my eyes of what I would like to see that I haven’t seen yet,” Kaling said.
“I know so many beautiful, funny, interesting African-American girls and so many handsome, hilarious British-Pakistani and British-Indian guys and I don’t think anyone would put them together if I’m not going to do it.”
Starring as the romantic female lead, Emmanuel’s Maya is worlds away from MacDowell’s Carrie and is “successful, intelligent, and also a little messy”, as well as multiracial.
“Let’s be honest, Four Weddings is one of the whitest movies ever,” Emmanuel said. “There weren’t many of us that you saw on screen in movies of that era.”