Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver has been tapped to write a reboot of First Wives Club’ with what she calls a “diverse cast.”
A TV series reboot of the 1996 movie, which starred Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, is set for the Paramount Network (formerly Spike). The film itself is an adaptation of the 1992 novel of the same name.
https://t.co/Rznc2bhIND My mom, sis and I ❤️’ed the hell out of this growing up! Dumb excited to be adapting for TV with a diverse cast ????
— Tracy Y. Oliver (@TracyYOliver) October 2, 2017
The reboot was picked up by TV Land last year with a different writer, but they passed on it, and then it was moved to its Viacom sister, Paramount Network, where it has been redeveloped.
This comes as the network, set to debut January 18, has a Heathers remake and American Woman set to premiere.
Oliver co-wrote Girls Trip with Kenya Barris, becoming the first black woman to write a movie that $100 million-plus domestically-grossing movie.
She’s also written on Survivor’s Remorse and is adapting the novel The Sun is Also a Star. Oliver wrote for, produced and acted in Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.