Girl’s Trip writer to reboot ‘First Wives Club’ for TV with diverse cast

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Writer Tracy Oliver attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Girls Trip' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on July 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)

If you loved  Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn in First Wives Club back in the day when you didn’t even know what ex-husbands and divorce were really all about, you’re going to love this news. The 1996 movie is being rebooted for a half-hour television series and Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver is at the helm.

According to Deadline, like the film, the First Wives Club series will be based in New York and “follow a group of women who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood- and of course a little revenge.” The series will air on Paramount Network, Viacom’s new scripted cable brand which is slated to debut January 18.

In sharing the news on Twitter, Oliver, whose writing on the screenplay for Girls Trip earned her the distinction of becoming the first African-American woman to write a movie that grossed over $100 million domestically, noted she plans to adapt the ’90s film with a diverse cast.

We’re already envisioning Loretta Devine and Jenifer Lewis in these iconic roles. Who would you like to see in this TV adaptation?