‘First Wives Club’: Ryan Michelle Bathe To Star In Paramount Network’s Series

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‘First Wives Club’: Ryan Michelle Bathe To Star In Paramount Network’s Series
Exclusive: Ryan Michelle Bathe (Empire) is set as the third lead alongside Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau in First Wives Club, Paramount Network’s dramedy based on the popular 1996 Paramount film. The 10-episode series hails from Girls Trip co-writer Tracy Oliver and Paramount Television.

The First Wives Club series, like the movie that starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn, will be set in New York City. It follows three women — Ari (Bathe), Bree (Buteau) and Hazel (Scott) — who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood- and of course a little revenge.

Bathe’s Ari is a confident, type-a attorney with impeccable style and not a single of strand of hair out of place. She was on track to make partner, but sidestepped her career to advance her husband’s political ambitions and raise their two kids. When a crisis reunites her
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