ABC has given a script commitment with penalty to Waiting To Exhale, a drama series followup to the 1995 film, from Lee Daniels (Empire) and 20th Television, where Daniels is under a deal.
Written by sisters Attica and Tembi Locke and directed by Anthony Hemingway, Waiting To Exhale is bringing back the laughs, and honesty of the original film. According to Deadline, "the TV reimagining looks at the next generation of our women through the lens of the tangled friendships and complicated lives of their daughters."
The original movie came out in 1995 and was actor Forest Whitaker's directorial debut #funfact. It starred Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, and Loretta Devine.
Who would you like to see in these roles? I imagine Angela Bassett is too booked and busy.