It is the start of the tip of an period for the Greatest Man franchise. Our beloved good friend group — Harper (Taye Diggs), Lance (Morris Chestnut), Jordan (Nia Lengthy), Robyn (Sanaa Lathan), Shelby (Melissa De Sousa), Quentin (Terrence Howard), Candace (Regina Corridor), and Murch (Harold Perrineau) — has come a great distance because the marriage ceremony that nearly did not occur within the 1999 movie, and their eventful Christmas extravaganza in 2013’s “The Greatest Man Vacation.” Now, over twenty years later, Peacock is closing the ebook on the ’90s cult traditional in a restricted sequence titled “The Greatest Man: The Remaining Chapters,” which catches up with the forged one final time as they navigate evolving relationships and previous grievances of their older years.
In keeping with the present’s first teaser trailer launched on Oct. 29, the forthcoming sequence will convey the franchise and its forged full circle as Harper’s notorious, best-selling “Unfinished Enterprise” novel is ready to get a film adaptation. On high of that, the crew will grapple with how a lot they’ve modified during the last 20 years because the “unpredictable phases of midlife disaster meet midlife renaissance,” per the present’s logline. Within the official trailer, launched on Nov. 30, longtime bachelor Quentin tells the group he is about to get married, main the remainder of the group to replicate on the place they’re of their lives.
“The Greatest Man: the Remaining Chapters,” created by Malcolm D. Lee (who additionally created the franchise’s movies), is an eight-part sequence that can debut this winter, simply in time for Christmas. Lee serves as coshowrunner and government producer for the restricted sequence alongside Dayna Lynne North (“Insecure”), each of whom are excited to provide this cherished traditional a correct sendoff.
“Followers of the franchise have constantly requested me (and the stellar forged) when are we going to inform them what’s occurred with this group of pals? And what higher approach to do this than to provide them what they need (and extra) in a restricted sequence,” Lee stated in a press assertion. “Given the second that we’re in, that is the right time to revisit Harper, Lance, Murch, Quentin, Jordan, Robyn, Candace, and Shelby and go on the wild, emotional, hilarious experience with them, as they cope with their very own journeys by way of parenting, activism, outdated love, new love, and the complexities of being Black in twenty first Century America.”
Of the present’s full-circle plot, North, in a press release, stated: “The variation of ‘Unfinished Enterprise’ organically connects the complete crew, and infuses scrumptious enjoyable and stress, as we see the fallout and unintended penalties of Harper’s choice. It was additionally essential to me to, not solely broaden the sequence POV to incorporate extra of the ladies characters’ perspective, however to additionally sort out problems with gender and identification. I am proud to play a component in transferring these tales and characters ahead.”
Learn forward for every thing we find out about “The Greatest Man: The Remaining Chapters,” together with its launch date.