BET+ has picked up a second season of “First Wives Club,” the streamer announced on Wednesday.
Series stars Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau are all set to return for the second season, which will begin production in the fall. RonReaco Lee and Mark Tallman are also set to return.
“Tracy Oliver’s ‘First Wives Club’ has been hugely successful on BET+, served as one of our signature originals at launch and helped us quickly become the largest African American focused SVOD service,” said BET+ general manager Devin Griffin. “Our subscribers loved season one and are eagerly awaiting season two.”
Developed by “Girls Trip” writer Tracy Oliver, BET’s long-in-development “First Wives Club” adaptation was one of the original series the network used to launch its $9.99/a month streaming service last year. The series is an updated version of the 1996 film that featured Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn.
“I’m overwhelmed by all the love and support the first season has received from our audience. I’m beyond excited to work with BET and this amazing, hilarious cast on a second season! Let the hijinks and shenanigans begin,” said Oliver.
The series is executive produced and written by Oliver, with Karen Rosenfelt and Scott Rudin also serving as executive producers. Paramount TV Studios produces.