A First Wives Club reboot is heading to the small screen, and while we’d love to be overly excited about this, we’re playing it safe with cautious optimism. (Looking at you, Will & Grace.)
Paramount wrote in a press release yesterday, “The series, like the film, will be based in New York City. It 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.”
The half-hour TV show, based on the 1996 hit film starring queens Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, already has two very promising names attached. Up-and-comer Tracy Oliver, who wrote the popular summer comedy Girls Trip, is signed on to write the script, and Karen Rosenfelt, who produced The Devil Wears Prada (aka the bible), is confirmed to executive produce.
The announcement comes after TV Land’s failed attempt at producing a First Wives Club pilot last year. The rights have now been passed on to Paramount for redevelopment, and we’re hoping and praying for the best.
No release date has been announced, but Oliver revealed the cast will be “diverse.” In the meantime, we’ll be practicing our best Lesley Gore harmonies.