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Netflix signs up Being Mary Jane scribe

Netflix has signed Mara Brock Akil to a multi-year deal under which the producer and screenwriter will work on original scripted content for the streamer.

Mara Brock Akil (Photo: Emily Knecht)

Brock Akil (Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane, Black Lightning) will write and produce original scripted content, as well as other creative projects, for Netflix.

Fox Entertainment has previously had a direct deal with Brock Akil, whose best-known series, BET’s news anchor drama Being Mary Jane starring Gabrielle Union, concluded its five-year run in 2018.

Last year Brock Akil’s career was marked with a Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award at industry event Natpe Miami.

The showrunner joins a long list of talent tied to multi-year deals with the global streamer, which earlier this month signed up Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.


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