Netflix announces Father of the Bride reunion – and it’s happening this week

The first film was released almost 30 years ago.

Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams in Father of the Bride

Iconic family comedy Father of the Bride is getting a surprise reunion special on Netflix this Friday, the streaming service has revealed.

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The original film hit cinemas back in 1991, starring Steve Martin as the eponymous father of a bride, who finds it hard coming to terms with the idea of letting his daughter go.

Netflix posted a short teaser video to its social media profiles in the early hours of this morning announcing the event, which will seemingly take the form of a video call.

The brief clip promises “a very special reunion”, but it does not specify whether it will be scripted or improvised, nor whether it will be live or pre-recorded.

It is also unclear which members of the cast will appear, with the original film featuring Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, Martin Short and Succession‘s Kieran Culkin starring alongside Martin.

We do know that the special is being arranged to benefit World Central Kitchen, a charity which aims to keep people fed during times of crisis, such as natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reunion will be streamed on Netflix, YouTube and Facebook at 3pm PT/6pm ET on Friday 25th September, which equates to 11pm BST.

Check out the teaser clip below.

This announcement won’t come as a total shock to eagle-eyed fans, as Father of the Bride producer Nancy Meyers teased a new project in the works roughly two weeks ago (via Instagram).

If he thought a wedding was a lot, how would he react to 2020? Coming soon to the phone in your hand,” she said, referring to Martin’s character, businessman George Banks.

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