Julia Roberts’ 1997 romantic comedy, My Best Friend’s Wedding has been added to the list of reboots, as ABC is currently developing a half hour comedy series to continue where the feature story left off.
ABC has given a script commitment plus penalty for the beloved rom-com’s sequel and according to Entertainment Weekly, Rain Man Oscar winner and feature screenplay writer, Ron Bass will co-write the pilot with Jessica Amento. Bass will also executive produce the series with the film’s producers Jerry Zucker and Janet Zucker, Happy Madison’s Doug Robinson, and Mike Menchel.
Much like the current Girl Meets World and Fuller House, the My Best Friend’s Wedding modern reboot is set to be more of a sequel. The series will continue where the movie left off, with restaurant critic Julianne Potter (originally played by Roberts) in New York City, figuring things out with her gay best friend – and sometimes fiance – George (originally played by Rupert Everett).
There’s no telling when the series will hit the airwaves, but you can catch the original feature with Roberts, Everett, Dermot Mulroney and Cameron Diaz on Netflix, or wait for the Columbia Pictures and China Film Co.’s Chinese language reboot to hit theaters in China in 2016.