The 1996 film, which starred Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn, is being adapted into a 10-episode series for Paramount Television.
The reboot will also take place in New York City and 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,” the network explained.
Tracey Oliver – who penned the box office smash Girl Trip – will be at the helm of the new project, penning the script and executive producing while Grammy winner Jill Scott from Why Did I Get Married? and Broad City comedian Michelle Buteau have both signed on to star.
“I’m beyond thrilled to work with the inimitable Jill Scott and the always hilarious Michelle Buteau,” Oliver told Deadline. “Both artists bring unique talents to this project and as a collective, between Jill’s beautiful music and dynamic on-screen work and Michelle’s incredible comedic timing, their joining First Wives Club makes for the start of a very special cast. I am very excited to see their characters come to life.”
The series starts filming In NYC later this year and is scheduled to premiere in 2019.