'Girls Trip' Writer Tracy Oliver's 'First Wives Club' Reboot Gets Pilot Order At Paramount Network
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'Girls Trip' Writer Tracy Oliver's 'First Wives Club' Reboot Gets Pilot Order At Paramount Network

The First Wives Club reboot, penned and executive produced by Girls Trip writer Tracy Y. Oliver has been ordered as a pilot at Paramount Network (formerly Spike).

It would be 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.

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 and Oliver was tapped to lead.

Back when the project was first announced in October, Oliver stated she would be adapting it with a diverse cast.

This would be Paramount Network’s first collaboration with its production company, Paramount Television.

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 Nicola Yoon’s novel The Sun is Also a Star, which has Yara Shahidi attached to star.

Oliver also wrote for, produced and acted in Issa Rae’s  The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. 

Deadline first broke the news.

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