When were these three movies made each: Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next?
Production dates were not released for the Friday trilogy. However, release dates are readily available. It can be assumed production happened within a year prior to release.
Friday was released April 26, 1995. The first installment of the series finds Craig and Smokey hanging out with nothing to do. Their day becomes eventful thanks to neighborhood characters like Big Worm, Red and Deebo. Craig Jones is played by Ice Cube who co-wrote the movie.
In Next Friday the action moves to the suburbs, Rancho Cucamonga specifically. Released January 12, 2000, this sequel was also written by Ice Cube. This time around, Craig’s sidekick is played by Mike Epps in the role of Craig’s cousin Day-Day.
Friday After Next is the holiday feature of the trilogy. It features Ice Cube and Mike Epps back as cousins Craig and Day-Day. This sequel was released on November 22, 2002. Written by Ice Cube, we find the cousins working as security guards during the Christmas season.
Only the third movie, Friday After Next, was actually released to theaters on a Friday. The first two premiered on Wednesdays.
Ice Cube and Tiny Lister (Deebo) reunited for a Coors Light commercial in 2012 reigniting rumors of a final Friday movie. Nothing has been confirmed.