Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Malcolm D. Lee, Taye Diggs and Harold Perrineau attend Peacock’s “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” Premiere Event at Hollywood Athletic Club on December 07, 2022, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark D. Gunter/FilmMagic)
*Back in December, “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” made its debut on Peacock TV, and EUR has since caught up with many of the series stars to dish about closing out this beloved franchise.
The series premiered during the 2022 holiday season on December 22nd and immediately found success trending across all socials as fans from everywhere shared their reactions to the limited series. Not only was the series a winner amongst fans, but it was a huge streaming hit, becoming Peacock’s first original series to make Nielsen’s top 10 streaming rankings on their streaming lists, according to Variety.
Furthermore, the industry has also shown its love for the series by nominating the show and its cast at the GLAAD Media Awards and the NAACP Image Awards.
The show’s Los Angeles premiere in December brought out a bevy of Hollywood A-listers who shared some of their favorite moments and characters from the franchise. EUR was on hand to hear what they had to say.
“Melissa De Sousa is my b*tch”, comedian Luenell said. “She’s very funny and sexy and crass when she needs to be. Great actress.”
Luenell also revealed who her favorite male character is and why. “It’s hard to pick,” she said. “I think I like that ol’ nasty ass Terrence Howard. I have to just admit it. You know we like them bad boys.”
Also in attendance was actor J. August Richards who discussed his favorite moment from the “Best Man” film franchise.
“Of course, “Can You Stand The Rain,” come on now,” Richards said, referring back to a dance scene featuring the men of the cast in the sequel “The Best Man: Holiday,” as he hit a part of the dance routine himself. “They should do it on the red carpet right now.”
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One thing for certain, “The Best Man: The Final Chapters,” has definitely created new iconic moments which Showrunner Dayna Lynne North said was the goal.
“That was certainly a goal in the series,” North said on the red carpet. “What are things we can do with the series that make new moments?”
Executive Producer Dominique Telson was on hand to dish on what she enjoyed most about working on the new television series.
“My favorite part is when you see the magic of all of them together,” Telson said. “That happens sometimes off camera but even on camera- there’s this scene when they’re calling each other on the phone and you can really see the friendship. I love that. Because everybody wants that. I want that. To see that it wasn’t just on camera, it was real, behind the scenes, that was the best part.”
Watch EUR’s coverage from the Hollywood premiere screening event below.
All 8 episodes of “The Best Man: The Final Chapters,” are available for streaming on Peacock TV.