Hulu’s TV series remake of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” has rounded out its cast, adding “Game of Thrones” star Nathalie Emmanuel in a recasting of the leading role originally set to be played by Jessica Williams. The show also locked down a connection to the original film, with Andie MacDowell signing on for a guest-starring role.
Other new cast members include Brandon Mychal Smith (“You’re the Worst”), Zoe Boyle (“Frontier”), Jennie Jacques (“Vikings”), Harish Patel (“Run Fatboy Run”) and Guz Khan (“Finding Fatima”). They join previously-announced cast members Rebecca Rittenhouse and John Reynolds.
The show will follow four American friends — Maya (Emmanuel), Craig (Smith), Ainsley (Rittenhouse) and Duffy (Reynolds) — who reunite for a London wedding, but must weather a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak after a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil. MacDowell will guest as Ainsley’s mother, “Mrs. Howard,” Boyle will play “Gemma,” Jacques will play “Zara,” Patel will play “Haroon,” and Khan will play “Basheer.”
Set to go into production in 2019, the series is executive produced by Mindy Kaling, Matt Warburton, Tracey Wigfield, Jonathan Prince, Howard Klein of 3 Arts, Charlie Grandy, Tristram Shapeero and Charles McDougall. It’s from MGM Television and Universal TV.