Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BET's 'Being Mary Jane' to End with 2-Hour Movie in 2018

BET's hit original drama series Being Mary Jane is set to end in 2018 with a two-hour movie serving as a series finale. 

"Being Mary Jane has been a landmark series not only for BET, but for African American women around the world who saw themselves in Mary Jane, her family, friends and coworkers. From the captivating storytelling, to the richly complex characters, to the powerful issues tackled on the series, we remain immensely proud," said Connie Orlando, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, BET Networks. "We are grateful to the cast and creators of Being Mary Jane, who have worked tirelessly to bring this world to vivid life over the past 4 seasons. We also thank the many loyal viewers whose hearts and minds were captured every week, and kept Mary Jane trending worldwide. We look forward to closing out Mary Jane's journey with a series finale that is sure to blow fans away!"

So far, series star Gabrielle Union is the only one from the cast confirmed to star in the movie. It's also unclear who from the production team will return for the series finale. The drama was created by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, who left as showrunners at the end of the third season for an overall deal at Warner Bros. Television. They remained executive producers for the super-sized fourth season. Meanwhile, Erica Shelton Kodish came in as showrunner for Season 4 - with Will Packer as an additional executive producer - but has recently departed for an overall deal at CBS Television Studios.