Mara Brock Akil inks new deal with Netflix. Akil, the genius behind some of our favorite shows has a multi-year deal of original content.
Mara Brock Akil Is Heading To Netflix With Original Content
Guess whose coming to Netflix?
For years we have delighted in our favorite shows. Remember Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane, and Black Lightning, and Love Is…? Well, the creative force behind all those shows is heading to Netflix. That’s right, Mara Brock Akil just inked a multi-year deal with the giant streaming platform.
VP Original Series of Netflix’s Channing Dungey stated –
“We are thrilled to welcome Mara Brock Akil to 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.”
All sides are smiling. But what exactly does this deal entail? Mara will be writing and producing all-new, original scripted content. As well as other new projects, as reported by The Source.
This is what Brock Akil had to say about the project –
“It is a dream to partner with the force of Netflix, for we have the same goals—telling human stories for a global audience,…”
“I’m excited to have a home that allows me the creative freedom and support to do what I do best– paint portraits and murals of women, Black people and anyone else whose story is missing from this golden age of television. Representation matters and so does who you build with– I can’t wait to work closely with Channing Dungey and her team to launch some great stories.
Although this deal comes before the planned premiere of the ever-popular Girlfriends‘ series on the streaming platform, we are all hungry for some new content from this fabulous creator. We can’t wait.