Based on the Universal movies by writer-director Malcolm D. Lee, Final Chapters will catch up with Harper (Diggs), Robyn (Lathan), Jordan (Long), Lance (Chestnut), Quentin (Howard), Shelby (De Sousa), Candace (Hall) and Murch (Perrineau) as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.
Lee, who oversaw the Best Man films and is behind the limited series, directed four episodes alongside Charles Stone III, Robert Townsend and Stacey Muhammad. Lee also served as a producer with Dayna Lynne North (Insecure, Veronica Mars).
"Here we go! The band is back together! I am very excited to bring these iconic characters back to the fans who have supported us through this franchise," Lee said in a statement when the series was announced last February. "We are thrilled to deliver everything one would expect from this group of friends in The Best Man universe and take them through their final chapters. We can't wait! I told you it wouldn’t be 14 more years."
"It's great that people want it. It's great that people want to do it. So we'll see what ends up happening," Diggs told ET at the time. "We haven't even read the script yet. I have no idea."
"That was one of the things that we asked for, was to see the script," he added. "And I don't know how much is changed from, I think the script was written years ago, but I don't know how it has changed."
"Originally it was going to be a movie," she shared, "but we get to really give a more expanded life and not have to sum up so much in two hours, so it should be really fun. I'm really excited to get back together and see my cast again."
The Best Man: Final Chapters premieres on Peacock Dec. 22.