Paramount Network has picked up 10 half-hour episodes of a new comedy series, “First Wives Club,” from Paramount Television. Tracy Oliver, who penned the blockbuster hit film “Girls Trip,” is attached to write and serve as Executive Producer.
The half-hour series is based on the popular 1996 film from Paramount Pictures, which featured Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn.
“Tracy Oliver is a brilliant writer and the perfect visionary to bring this unforgettable story from the big screen to the small screen in a fresh and contemporary way,” said Keith Cox, President, Development and Production, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT.
“‘Girls Trip’ was one of the funniest comedies in recent memory and we know Tracy will breathe new life, and some serious laughs, into these beloved ‘First Wives Club’ characters,” said Amy Powell, President of Paramount TV.
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.
Production will begin in New York City this summer and the series will debut on Paramount Network in 2019.
A cast announcement will be made in the coming weeks.
Karen Rosenfelt, whose impressive credits include the “Twilight” saga and “The Devil Wears Prada,” will executive produce along with Oscar (R), Emmy(R), Grammy (R), and Tony(R) award-winning producing legend, Scott Rudin, who produced the original movie. Tony Hernandez of JAX Media will also serve as Executive Producer.
Brad Gardner, Senior Vice President, Development and Original Programming, Paramount Network and TV Land, will serve as the executive in charge of production and will oversee the project for the network.