Four Weddings and a Funeral is being adapted into a new TV show

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And it’s being written and produced by none other than Mindy Kaling.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone: Mindy Kaling is working on a new TV series based on Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Deadline reports that Kaling is teaming up with original screenwriter Richard Curtis to adapt the much-loved 1994 rom-com, which starred Hugh Grant as a bumbling Londoner and Andie MacDowell as his aloof American love interest.

The new series will follow a group of friends as they attend (you guessed it) four weddings and a funeral, with each season reportedly focusing on one event.

Development of the show is still in its early stages, and it’s not yet known whether it will be set in the UK or the US, or if it will take place in the Nineties or the present day.

Kaling will write and executive produce the series, with Curtis also on board as executive producer.

The adaptation of Four Weddings is just one of several projects Kaling has in the works. The Mindy Project – the sitcom which she writes, produces and stars in – is currently in its sixth and final season, and she will soon appear alongside Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon in upcoming Disney fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time.

She also recently confirmed that she is pregnant with her first child. 

The original Four Weddings and a Funeral was a runaway success for Curtis and director Mike Newell, bringing in $245m at the international box office. 

It was also the film that propelled Hugh Grant to worldwide fame, with a role that set the (endearingly awkward) tone for much of his ensuing career. The actor won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his turn as Charles, a nice guy of indeterminate profession who develops a crush on Carrie (MacDowell) after repeatedly running into her at the weddings of mutual friends.

Grant’s co-star Kristen Scott Thomas also won a BAFTA for her brittle, heartbreaking performance as Fiona, Charles’ sarcastic and sophisticated best friend (who happens to be secretly in love with him).

Less unanimously well-received was MacDowell’s portrayal of Carrie. According to Vanity Fair, one poll of British cinemagoers deemed her to be one of “the most annoying film characters of all time”. 

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