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Being Mary Jane and Girlfriends Creator Mara Brock Akil Signs Deal with Netflix

Creator and writer/producer behind such hit series as Being Mary Jane, Black Lightning, Girlfriends and The Game, Mara Brock Akil  recently signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to create new original content, according to

The announcement of the deal came the same week that Akil’s beloved comedy Girlfriends marked its 2-th anniversary and debuted on Netflix. All eight seasons of the sitcom starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White and Jill Marie Jones are currently streaming on the platform to tide us over until Akil’s new content is available.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mara Brock Akil to Netflix,” said Channing Dungey, VP Original Series, Netflix. “Her signature storytelling, authentic perspective and captivating characters have long entertained audiences and proven to be relevant, timely and endlessly engaging. We look forward to bringing her distinct voice, vision and passion to our global members.”