‘Being Mary Jane’ to End With 2-Hour Movie in 2018
It’s the end of the road for BET’s Being Mary Jane. The Gabrielle Union-led drama will end in 2018 with a two-hour movie, the network announced Wednesday.
“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,” Connie Orlando, BET Networks EVP and head of programming, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “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!”
Being Mary Jane, which wrapped its fourth season in September, has been one of the networks most popular series. The series was originally created and produced by husband and wife team, Mara Brock aand Salim Akil. The Akil’s left the show in 2016.
Union made headlines back in October 2016 when she sued the network, alleging they tried to lower her salary by combining two seasons into one. Both parties settled out of court.