According to The Hollywood Reporter, FOX is planning a sequel to the 1997 film that will be called More Soul Food. Admittedly, I’m not all that crazy about the title, but it’ll probably grow on me.
The original film, starring an ensemble cast that included Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach and Mekhi Phifer, followed a close-knit African-American family who had a tradition of eating a big dinner together every Sunday. But their bond begins to fall apart after the death of their matriarch.
The film, which earned $43.7 million, also spawned a Showtime TV series, Soul Food: The Series, which aired from 2000 through 2004.
The sequel will chronicle the new, millennial generation of the Joseph family. In the age of cell phones and social media, the once-close clan finds themselves disconnected and, without the guidance of the elders who have always held things together, they struggle to rediscover the importance of tradition and family.
In an age of unnecessary sequels, this is one I can definitely get behind.