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First Wives Club Premieres on One Magic

21 April 2021
Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau and Ryan Michelle Bathe star in this drama series.
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BET Plus' first original series, First Wives Club, is now available for your viewing pleasure right here on 1Magic, and of course on DStv on Catch Up.

The original 1992 film starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn – three wives in differing states of crisis, each learning to stand up to their careless husbands whilst also learning to put themselves first. In the same manner, the series, set in New York, follows three divorced wives who find each other after their marriages fall apart. They find comfort in one another and seek some revenge against their ex-husbands.

Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau and Ryan Michelle Bathe star in the series adaptation of the film, with Scott taking on Hawn’s role as Hazel Rochelle. Hazel is an R&B singer who’s determined to fight her producer husband (Malik Yoba) whom she’s over. Although Hazel is fighting a good fight, it’s her love for success and being rich that often pushes her to forget about other people’s comfort, a problem that only her closest friends can point out to her.

In walk-in Bree (Michelle Buteau) and Ari (Ryan Michelle Bathe) – Hazel’s college friends who are thrust back into her life after her very public and ugly divorce.

Although the original film and series have a lot of similarities, there are a few differences as well. For one, the series is a bit fresher as it has a younger cast. According to BET, the series will also have its own “variation of the iconic "You Don't Own Me" scene from the original, it is not a direct remake of the movie. Die-hard fans of the original will have to pay close attention to Easter eggs referencing the OG”.

Catch First Wives Club on Wednesdays at 21:30 on 1Magic and on DStv on Catch Up.