Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau have been cast as two of the three leads in the upcoming First Wives Club TV reboot at Paramount Network from Girls Trip writer Tracy Y. Oliver.
The series has a 10-episode order for this season.
It is a TV series reboot of the 1996 movie, which starred Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton. The film itself is an adaptation of the 1992 novel of the same name.
Deadline broke the news about the castings and released the show’s official description that the descriptions of Scott and Buteau’s characters.
Description: It follows three women, Ari, Bree (Buteau) and Hazel (Scott) who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood- and of course a little revenge.
Scott’s Hazel is a gorgeous music superstar who has faded from the limelight and lost the confidence she once had. She has a raw talent and a killer voice that’s been silenced by her husband/manager Sean for years. When she realizes that he’s been unfaithful in both business and marriage, she is ready to wreak havoc and assert her artistic identity.
Buteau’s Bree is an overwhelmed mom and doctor who hasn’t let loose in years. She is fiercely loyal and committed, so when her husband cheats on her, she is deeply betrayed and not ready to forgive. With the help of Hazel and Ari, she learns to harness her sexual energy and break out of her shell.
The show will shoot in NYC this fall for a 2019 premiere.