By: Kayla Reyes
Nine-time Grammy winner and Oscar nominee, Mary J Blige, has signed a first-look television deal with Lionsgate!
Blige has newly-launched her Blue Butterfly Productions and under the exclusive pact she will develop and produce TV series while also creating content across Lionsgate’s business platforms!
Blige expressed her enthusiasm, “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Lionsgate. They are incredible collaborators and have been natural partners from when we first started talking. I can’t wait to bring all of our projects to life.”
Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate Television Group chairman, had this to say about Mary joining his team! “Mary is a very talented artist, fearless visionary and an incredible human being. We’re delighted to be working with someone with such a powerful and impactful creative voice. Every art she touches blossoms and we’re humbled she’s chosen us as her home. We look forward to all the exciting new content Mary and her Blue Butterfly banner will bring to our television slate and Lionsgate 360 orbit.”
Mary J. Blige has been in the film and television industry before! She hit the screen in The Jamie Foxx Show, How To Get Away With Murder, Empire, Black-ish and more! Her role in Mudbound landed her an Oscar nomination in 2017 for best supporting actress. Now, she is currently starring on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy and VH1’s Scream.