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During an episode of The Talk in spring 2011, Angela Bassett confirmed that a sequel to the 1995 romance film Waiting to Exhale, based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Terry McMillan, was in development with all the female principals (Whitney Houston, Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon) signed on to reprise their roles and Forest Whitaker returning to direct.


Unknown, but the sequel was supposedly set to be based on McMillan's 2010 follow-up novel Getting to Happy, with McMillan adapting the book to screenplay.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. The only known reason why the sequel was cancelled is because Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012. Because of Houston's death, the sequel cannot have all four of the original leads.


  • The sequel was permanently cancelled following the death of Whitney Houston.
  • Waiting to Exhale is a stand-alone film.
  • In November 2020, it was reported that ABC was developing a television series adaptation of the film. The series will be produced by 20th Television with Lee Daniels as executive producer, under a deal of Daniels at 20th Television.