‘First Wives Club’ Series Lands a Writer, Moving Forward at Paramount Network

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Paramount Network and Paramount Television are working on a television series based on the 1996 film, First Wives Club. Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) has committed to writing the series which will be set in New York City. The original film starred Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton, and was directed by Hugh Wilson.

Oliver is the first African-American woman to write a film that earned over $100 million domestically. Oliver’s credits include Barbershop: The Next Cut, Survivor’s Remorse, and The Neighbors. She also wrote, produced, and acted in the webseries, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Oliver’s currently busy at work adapting The Sun is Also a Star for MGM and Warner Brothers.

The First Wives Club arrived in theaters on September 20, 1996. According to Box Office Mojo, the PG-rated comedy opened with $18 million domestically and grossed $181 million worldwide during its theatrical run. The film earned an Academy Award nomination for Marc Shaiman in the Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score category.

The Plot: First Wives Club will 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.