The “Best Man” Cast Handles Unfinished Business in “The Final Chapters”‘s First Trailer

The “Best Man” Cast Handles Unfinished Business in “The Final Chapters”‘s First Trailer

It’s the beginning of the end of an era for the Best Man franchise. Our beloved friend group — Harper (Taye Diggs), Lance (Morris Chestnut), Jordan (Nia Long), Robyn (Sanaa Lathan), Shelby (Melissa De Sousa), Quentin (Terrence Howard), Candace (Regina Hall), and Murch (Harold Perrineau) — has come a long way since the wedding that almost didn’t happen in the 1999 film, and their eventful Christmas extravaganza in 2013’s “The Best Man Holiday.” Now, over two decades later, Peacock is closing the book on the ’90s cult classic in a limited series titled “The Best Man: The Final Chapters,” which catches up with the cast one last time as they navigate evolving relationships and past grievances in their older years.

According to the show’s first teaser trailer released on Oct. 29, the forthcoming series will bring the franchise and its cast full circle as Harper’s infamous, best-selling “Unfinished Business” novel is set to get a movie adaptation. On top of that, the crew will grapple with how much they’ve changed over the last 20 years as the “unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meet midlife renaissance,” per the show’s logline.

“The Best Man: the Final Chapters,” created by Malcolm D. Lee (who also created the franchise’s films), is an eight-part series that will debut this winter, just in time for Christmas. Lee serves as coshowrunner and executive producer for the limited series alongside Dayna Lynne North (“Insecure”), both of whom are excited to give this cherished classic a proper sendoff.

“Fans of the franchise have consistently asked me (and the stellar cast) when are we going to tell them what’s happened with this group of friends? And what better way to do that than to give them what they want (and more) in a limited series,” Lee said in a press statement. “Given the moment that we are in, this is the perfect time to revisit Harper, Lance, Murch, Quentin, Jordan, Robyn, Candace, and Shelby and go on the wild, emotional, hilarious ride with them, as they deal with their own journeys through parenting, activism, old love, new love, and the complexities of being Black in 21st Century America.”

Of the show’s full-circle plot, North, in a statement, said: “The adaptation of ‘Unfinished Business’ organically connects the entire crew, and infuses delicious fun and tension, as we see the fallout and unintended consequences of Harper’s decision. It was also important to me to, not only broaden the series POV to include more of the women characters’ perspective, but to also tackle issues of gender and identity. I’m proud to play a part in moving these stories and characters forward.”

Read ahead for everything we know about “The Best Man: The Final Chapters,” including its release date.