‘Waiting To Exhale’ Author Terry McMillan Wants Original Stars To Appear In Upcoming Series
More information is coming out about the upcoming Waiting To Exhale series.
As previously reported, author Terry McMillan, who wrote the novel that was later adapted into a film, confirmed that a TV show was in the works and that Lee Daniels is producing. She tweeted in November,
“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.”
ABC network later issued a script commitment with a penalty for the show, subjecting Lee Daniels to a deal, according to Deadline.
The series is described as a funny and sincere follow-up to the film, and will this time tell a group of women as they navigate through friendship with each other and motherhood.
Now, Terry McMillan has explained how she wants the original cast members to be included. She said during an appearance on The Tamron Hall Show,
“I think and hope some of the other members of the cast who are still with us will make cameos. They’re trying to recreate the essence of the story and not necessarily a reenactment of the story.”
It might be safe to say that Loretta Devine is up for it as she originally spilled the tea about an upcoming Waiting To Exhale project.
She previously said,
“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. 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.”
“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.”
Waiting To Exhale was first released in theaters on Dec. 22, 1995. It starred Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon, Angela Bassett, and Whitney Houston, who sadly passed away in 2012.
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