It is not yet known if Hulu’s reboot of Four Weddings and a Funeral will get a sequel or not. The show was written with an extra consciousness of being self-contained so that if this season is the only season, it won’t leave viewers with any doubts.
But then many shows were supposed to be one-off and yet returned with multiple sequels.
The show is an offspring of the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral released in 1994 with Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell charming audiences with its story about a bachelor who meets an American girl at weddings. He is quickly smitten, and the two begin an on-again, off-again affair, with Carrie repeatedly turning into the one that got away.
The film accelerated the career of screenwriter Richard Curtis, who would go on to write or co-write other British romantic comedies with a heavy heart and excellent humor. His some other works also include the Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Love Actually, and most recently, Yesterday, about a man who becomes one of the few who remember the Beatles.
Four Weddings not only became a hit but surprised everyone when it received a Best Picture Oscar nomination, with the other nominees being Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, The Shawshank Redemption and the winner, Forrest Gump. Grant’s career has also taken off too, with him winning the Golden Globe for best comedy performance. He turned in a very memorable speech, acknowledging then-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley “who put up with easily the nastiest, most ill-tempered prima donna actor in English cinema for six weeks – and then came back to me, which was really nice.”
Nothin has been made official yet as to whether season 2 will happen. Kaling isn’t sure it’s up to her either. Deadline reported that apparently at the Television Critics Association panel last month, Kaling said, “Is that up to us? We’re still editing Episode 10!”
Kaling’s collaborator, showrunner Tracey Wigfield, said the first season was written as a wholesome story, but she didn’t rule out a sequel, saying “Anything can be anything.”