Hulu Announces ‘Four Weddings & A Funeral’ Series From Mindy Kaling | TV News
Hulu has announced that Mindy Kaling is creating a limited series inspired by the classic 1994 British comedy, Four Weddings And A Funeral. Along with Matt Warburton – who teamed with Kaling on The Mindy Project – Kaling will write and executive produce the series.
The show will follow a group of friends whose lives intersect through five events, and the project marks Kaling’s second collaboration with Hulu after The Mindy Project.
The streaming service also announced a second original series, Ramy, a comedy series based on the real life experiences of Ramy Youssef, a first generation American Muslim who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighbourhood. The series synopsis also added:
“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 a moral test, and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences”.
Youssef will create, write, executive produce and star in the show, while Jerrod Carmichael is also on board as an executive producer.
Both shows are a part of Hulu’s attempt to keep up with competitors like Netflix and Amazon, and the two series add to an increasingly impressive slate of upcoming content, including:
Castle Rock, a project from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King set to premiere Wednesday, July 25; Catch-22, based on the classic novel starring George Clooney and Kyle Chandler; and Little Fires Everywhere starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, based on the acclaimed novel of the same name.
Add Disney’s upcoming streaming service to the mix, and it’s soon going to become increasingly hard for people to choose which streaming service to hand over their money to.