A “Waiting To Exhale” reboot is coming to TV screen near you!
One of the film’s stars, Loretta Devine shared that a reboot is in the works but the news received mixed reactions.
“Well I know Terry and I think Lee Daniels are working on something because she’s been trying to get “Waiting To Exhale” back for so many years,” said Devine. “And because it changed so much for everybody. Not just black women but also, so many shows came out of that with the same girlfriend format that they use.”
And the new version would Devine would focus on more than just the women.
“But I think they’re doing something about the kids of the women, and I think that’s going to be coming out so look forward, there’s a lot of stuff that is being developed to look forward to,” said Devine.
Fans took to Twitter to share their skepticism of continuing without one of the original stars, Whitney Houston, who is no longer with us.
Sooo…are we finally getting a ‘Waiting to Exhale’ sequel? Without Savannah tho?! 🤨🤔 RIP Whitney!
— Loud and Unheard (@loudandunheard) November 11, 2020
Terry McMillan, the author of the novel that inspired the movie, took to Twitter to confirm that the reboot will actually be a TV series.
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
Adapted from the novel titled “Waiting To Exhale”, written by Terry McMillan, the film debuted in December 1995 and immediately became a classic. It focuses on four Black girlfriends who encouraged and leaned on one another as they navigated through the woes of relationships and love. The movie starred the late Whitney Houston alongside Lela Rochon, Loretta Devine, and Angela Bassett.
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