“First Wives Club” is one of the first original series launching out of BET Networks’ new premier subscription video-on-demand service, BET + on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
After neglecting their friendship, best friends Ari (Ryan Michelle Bathe), Hazel (Jill Scott) and Bree (Michelle Buteau) reunite to help each other through rough patches in their lives. Together, they navigate music superstar Hazel's tabloid-ridden divorce, campaign manager Ari's unsatisfying marriage to her political candidate husband, and orthopedic surgeon Bree's cheating husband. Tired of always being the ones to make sacrifices in their lives, Ari, Hazel and Bree vow to prioritize their friendship and have more fun. Along the way, the women learn that as long as they have each other, there's nothing they can't do.
The 9-episode, half-hour, scripted series is based on the popular 1996 film from Paramount Pictures, which featured Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn.
“First Wives Club” stars Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau, RonReaco Lee, MalikYoba and Mark Tallman.
Executive produced and written by Tracy Oliver, writer for the box office hit, “Girls Trip.”
“First Wives Club” is predominantly written and directed by female filmmakers including: Jamie Babbit, Anu Valia, Ryan Case, Alison Brown, Leila Cohan-Miccio, Stella Meghie, Rachelle R. Williams, Yvette Foy and Sam Bailey.