Remember the Julia Roberts rom-com, My Best Friend’s Wedding? Well someone at ABC does, and fondly. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), ABC is developing a single-camera sitcom, to serve as a sequel to the 1997 film.
ABC has handed out a script plus penalty for the single-camera half-hour comedy.
Academy Award winner Ron Bass (Rain Man) — who penned the feature — will write the script alongside Jessica Amento. Bass and the film’s Jerry Zucker and Janet Zucker will executive produce alongside Mike Menchel. The comedy will be produced via Sony Pictures Television and Adam Sandler and Doug Robinson’s studio-based Happy Madison Television (ABC’s The Goldbergs).
ABC’s Wedding picks up where the movie left off and centers on Julianne Potter (originally played by Roberts) navigating her life in New York City, with best friend George (played by Rupert Everett in the movie) as her guide.
Are you wondering what took so long, or are you thinking why now? Do you like the idea of a TV series sequel to a feature film? Who would you cast in the Roberts and Everett roles? Please let us know, in the comments.