Thursday, April 19, 2018

Paramount Network Picks Up 'First Wives Club' Reboot to Series

Just two weeks after picking the project up to pilot, Paramount Network has decided to instead go straight-to-series with its reboot of First Wives Club. Production on the 10-episode first season will begin in New York this summer for a 2019 debut.

It has been quite a journey to the small screen for the reboot of the 1996 feature film starring Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn. The project was first picked up to pilot at TV Land in 2016. That take on the series was written by Rebecca Addelman and starred Alyson Hannigan, Megan Hilty and Vanessa Lachey. It was not ordered to series. Then, when TV Land programming president Keith Cox added oversight of the new Paramount Television, he put the project back into development with a new writer. And now, that is the version of the series being picked up to air.

Girls Trip co-writer Tracy Oliver wrote the pilot and serve as showrunner on the first season. She will executive produce with Karen Rosenfelt, Scott Rudin and Tony Hernandez. Paramount Television and Jax Media will produce.

Based in New York City, a group of women band together after their marriages fall apart and find strength in their sisterhood - and of course a little revenge.

"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 of Development and Production, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT.