How’s this for some nostalgia?
As Hollywood continues to cash out on films that touched the hearts of many, fans can expect hit films like “The Best Man” and now, “The Wood” to return as series.
The cult classic will return as a series and gives nods to the original characters of the film. The show will keep the film’s original name.
Looks like ‘The Wood’ is being turned into a comedy series! 👀 https://t.co/wbHJ1HC1ZH
— Shadow and Act (@shadowandact) August 24, 2021
According to Deadline, the original co-writer and director of the film, Rick Famuyiwa will direct and executive produce “The Wood” as a comedy series. Justin Hillian, who served as showrunner for Lena Waithe’s “The Chi” and a writer on “Snowfall,” will also join the team.
For Famuyiwa, the film has always been personal. He appeared in the original feature film in 1999 and wrote it based on his hometown California’s Inglewood.
“The Wood” as a comedy series will explore friendship, dating, and life for three young Black men born and raised in Inglewood, affectionately known as the City Of Champions. The series will explore gentrification and how transitions in adult life, like fatherhood, can either cause lifelong friends to grow apart or closer.
Although the original coming-of-age film starred Omar Epps (Mike), Taye Diggs (Roland), and Richard T. Jones (Slim), there has been no word on who will star in the new series.
The pilot was officially ordered by Showtime and the company’s sibling, Paramount Television Studios. There’s no set word on when the series will premiere.
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