"First Wives Club" is being rebooted as a TV series, and in even better news, it will have a diverse cast
If you couldn’t get enough of 1996’s The First Wives Club, we have some good news for you. The film — which was directed by Hugh Wilson, and starred Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton — is getting a TV reboot.
Paramount Network and Paramount Television are developing a half-hour series based on The First Wives Club.
Screenwriter Tracy Oliver is on board, which is pretty amazing because she co-wrote the script for this summer’s hilarious Girls Trip. The film crushed the box office and, accordingly, Oliver — whose other writing credits include Barbershop: The Next Cut and Survivor’s Remorse — became the first African-American woman to pen a film that grossed more than $100 million domestically.
Needless to say, we trust that we’re in very good hands.
To add to that, Karen Rosenfelt (Twilight, The Devil Wears Prada) will executive produce. And as for what we can expect from the story…
As for who will step into the shoes of the amazing Hawn, Midler, and Keaton…well, there’s no official word yet, but Oliver did tweet that the cast will be diverse. And we can’t wait to hear who else will be involved.
Paramount Network launches on January 8th, 2018. A premiere date has yet to be announced for the First Wives Club series, but we know we’ll be marking our calendars when word gets out.