'The Best Man: The Final Chapters' Teaser Brings 'Unfinished Business' Back to the Spotlight

Harper's novel has been optioned, and if you remember the movies, you know that story caused friction among the friends.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

The cast of 'The Best Man: The Final Chapters'


The beloved Best Man franchise is coming to an end with an eight-episode, binge-drop series on Peacock, and you can get a sneak peek at where your favorite characters are in the new teaser, below.

From showrunners Malcolm D. Lee and Dayna Lynne North, The Best Man: The Final Chapters, which launches on Dec. 22, picks up years after the second film in the franchise (The Best Man came out in 1999 and the sequel, The Best Man Holiday, was released in 2013), when Lance (Morris Chestnut), Harper (Taye Diggs), Quentin (Terrence Howard), Julian (Harold Perrineau), Candy (Regina Hall), Robin (Sanaa Lathan), Jordan (Nia Long), and Shelby (Melissa De Sousa) are in middle age and dealing with new relationship dynamics, new successes, and also having to put past grievances to bed.

Namely, Harper's novel has been optioned and is about to be adapted into a movie. And if you remember the movies, you know that story caused friction among the friends.

"When I wrote The Best Man, it was out of a desire to see myself on screen. Growing up I rarely saw Black people — Black men in particular — the way my friends and I saw ourselves: educated, upwardly mobile African-Americans who were just 'normal' (Barack and Michelle before Barack and Michelle)," Lee said in a 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.

"It is now more than ever that the world is craving to see what I've worked my entire career to show: relatable, universal stories about black people and their humanity," he continued.

In addition to Lee and North, Sean Daniel and Dominique Telson serve as executive producers. Lee directed four episodes of the eight-episode series, and Charles Stone III, Robert Townsend, and Stacey Muhammad directed the other episodes. The show is produced by Universal Television.

The Best Man has a Metascore of 61, and The Best Man Holiday has a Metascore of 59. The series' review embargo has not yet lifted so its Metascore is still TBD.