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‘Waiting to Exhale’ to Become TV Series, Author Says

Terry McMillan’s “Waiting to Exhale” novel, which was adapted for the big screen in 1995, is now poised to become a TV series, according to the renowned author.

“So, Waiting to Exhale is going to be a TV series,” McMillan tweeted Thursday. “Produced by Lee Daniels. Attica Locke and Tembi Locke are writing. Anthony Hemingway will direct. I lucked out.”

McMillan’s hit 1995 film followed the everyday lives of four women — Savannah (Whitney Houston), Bernadine (Angela Bassett), Gloria (Loretta Devine) and Robin (Lela Rochon).

“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,” Devine said recently, The Source reported. “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.”

As for who will be cast in the series, which will also focus on the lead characters’ children, McMillan tweeted: “Please know that I am not a casting agent. That’s way outside my skill zone. I write novels.”

Two of the film’s original stars — Houston and Gregory Hines — have since died.

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