“Girlfriends” is coming to Netflix – and so is its creator.
Mara Brock Akil, the writer and producer of popular series such as “Being Mary Jane” and “The Game,” has signed a multi-year agreement with the streaming giant to produce new original content.
“It is a dream to partner with the force of Netflix, for we have the same goals — telling human stories for a global audience,” Brock Akil said in a statement. “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.”
Brock Akil’s career dates to the mid-1990s when she was a producer on the Brandy Norwood-fronted “Moesha.” The 50-year-old Los Angeles native has written and produced over 400 episodes of television shows, including “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Black Lightning,” and the previously canceled OWN series, “Love Is.”