Girls Trip was the funniest movie of the summer. Almost every movie that wasn’t about a superhero that came out this summer tanked except for the excellent gross-out comedy, starring Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah. Now, the writer behind the movie is being trusted with a high-profile revival project: The First Wives Club.
Deadline reports that Tracy Oliver, Girl Trip’s scribe, will write The First Wives Club for Paramount Network, where it was moved after TV Land passed on the pilot. According to Deadline, the network will debut in January as Viacom’s “leading scripted cable brand,” and will pick up shows like the Heathers TV series.
Like the original film, the First Wives Club TV reboot will follow a group of New York women who come together to exact revenge on their no-good husbands.
On Twitter, Oliver expressed extreme joy to be adapting the show and promised a diverse cast.
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
Unlike the upcoming Hocus Pocus, this is one Bette Midler revival we’re looking forward to seeing.