The 1994 film, which starred Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, followed a group of friends as they dealt with issues of life and love at five different social gatherings. The film was a box office smash, eventually grossing over $200 million worldwide. Each season of the potential series would follow a different storyline.
Kaling and Warburton will executive produce with the film’s screenwriter Richard Curtis. Jonathan Prince, Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and 3Arts’ Howard Klein will also executive produce. MGM Television will produce along with Universal Television.
“The Mindy Project” originally aired on Fox before jumping to Hulu ahead of its fourth season. The series is currently airing its sixth and final season on the streaming service. Kaling also co-created and will executive produce and recur on the upcoming NBC comedy “Champions,” which is set to air at midseason. She and Warburton are also developing a comedy project at NBC called “Venice Beach Venture,” which Warburton will write. She is also an executive producer on another NBC comedy in development from Lang Fisher about the employees of a U.S. embassy on a tiny island nation.
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