The premiere of The Witness: The Last Chapters is just around the corner. As fans of the original film wait for official confirmation and a Peacock release date, they may have received a huge teaser from an unexpected source.

Actor and writer Robert Townsend took to Instagram on Monday (June 13) to reflect on his time directing an undisclosed number of episodes for the limited series. Townsend captioned his post of several photos, “…And now I am finishing the BEST MAN FINAL CHAPTERS limited series for @Peacocktv Thank you [Malcolm D. Lee] for allowing me to play in your wonderful sandbox. Show runner/executive producer [Dayna Lynne North] “I have nothing but love for you.” Executive producer [Dominique Telson] thank you for pulling the rabbits out of the hats. The gift of gifts was playing with this amazing cast!

However, scrolling through his heart-warming behind-the-scenes footage (see below), Harold Perrineau is visibly beaten like Taye Diggs (Harper) in the original 1999 film after Morris Chestnut (Lance) nearly throws him over a balcony during his bachelor’s degree. to party.

While no other cast or crew member has shared a teaser of this caliber, it only heightens anticipation for the 10-episode series that would be halfway through production.

Speaking of Townsend’s time as a crew member, Lee Express“My brother forever is one @iamroberttownsend. He walked into our world The Best Man and killed it like the OG vet he is. Kindness, humility, humor and professionalism. Thank you Sir! #thebestmanfinalchapters”

North added, “Sometimes when you do something at a high level for a minute… it’s possible to lose sight of the big picture or forget how blessed we are to be artists. Robert never forgets. It is even possible to become jaded. Robert is the furthest thing from jaded. When I tried to make a fatigue joke…he happily reminded me how thrilled he was to be in “our world”, telling our layered stories…he mentioned how the scripts had it affected and how he thought the series would positively impact people’s lives. Robert Townsend never tires. And no one who is lucky enough to be in his orbit either. This photo is #dayone. Can’t wait for more days to play pretend and do magic next to this one. Robert Townsend y’all!!”

The Best Man: The Last Chapters focuses on the original characters of the 1999 comedy-drama as “relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis and midlife rebirth.”

The limited series is set to air on Peacock.