After Loretta Devine revealed in an interview that Waiting to Exhale could get a sequel that's been in the works for some time now, author Terry McMillan has unveiled new details on Twitter.
She says that the new project is a sequel series and that Anthony Hemingway will direct, with Attica And Tembi Locke writing.
So, WAITING TO EXHALE is going to be a TV series. Produced by Lee Daniels. Attica Locke and Tembi Locke are writing. Anthony Hemingway will direct. I lucked out.
— Terry McMillan (@MsTerryMcMillan) November 12, 2020
As Deadline notes, the project has been in development for a while at 20th Television, where Daniels is under an overall deal. Other than what McMillan tweeted, nothing much is known about the series or its timeline.
The original film, an adaptation of McMillan's novel, was directed by Forest Whitaker and released in 1995, starring Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, and Loretta Devine. It became a classic and one of the most-lauded Black films of all-time.
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