The recent trend of TV series reboot and revivals just keeps on going.
Another reboot is coming to TV and this time it’s the First Wives Club. The reboot has found a home with Paramount Network just two week after the network ordered the project to pilot.
The news that the comedy series will return, this time to the small screen with 10 half-hour episodes in 2019 was announced Thursday. The series is based on the 1996 film of the same name, which in turn was based on the 1992 book of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith.
Production will begin this summer in New York City, as the series is based in the Big Apple. It tells the story of three women who come together after their marriages fall apart.
Co-screenwriter of the hit film Girls Trip, Tracy Oliver, will penn the script as well as serving as executive producer on the series. Keith Cox, President of Development and Production at Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT, called Oliver “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.” Amy Powell, President of Paramount TV said, “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.”
Castings will be announced in the coming weeks.