Being Mary Jane to wrap-up with 2 hour TV movie

2017-10-12 14:10
 

Cape Town – Being Mary Jane with Gabrielle Union broadcast in South Africa on BET (DStv 129) has been cancelled and will wrap up with a two-hour made-for-TV movie in 2018 to tie up the loose ends.

The fourth season of the popular series finished in America on BET on 19 September and won't be renewed for a fifth season.

BET will however do a two-hour TV movie to tie up the loose storylines of news anchor Mary Jane Paul.

Union announced the news with a moving post on Instagram.

She wrote: "We have all worked so tirelessly to bring you a show that we could be proud to be a part of. Mary Jane has become my favourite character. We've screwed up together, laughed together, evolved together, and raised hell together.

"More than anything, however, we want to thank you with every fiber of our being for faithfully watching the show and supporting our work... from the actors, writers, producers, directors and enormous crew over the years, we are humbled and we remain grateful. Thank you." (sic)

See the full post here:

To Every Fan of Being Mary Jane, We have all worked so tirelessly to bring you a show that we could be proud to be a part of. Mary Jane has become my favorite character. We've screwed up together, laughed together, evolved together, and raised hell together. I love all her imperfections, and through playing her I became more forgiving of others who are imperfect and on the journey of self discovery and improvement. We watched her struggle with relationships with both men and women, and we watched her finally start to get her shit together. But the journey isn't over yet. We, as a Being Mary Jane family, cannot wait to bring you this final 2 hour series finale movie that will answer all your questions about each and every character. More than anything, however, we want to thank you with every fiber of our being for faithfully watching the show and supporting our work... from the actors, writers, producers, directors and enormous crew over the years, we are humbled and we remain grateful. Thank you!

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"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," says Connie Orlando, the executive vice president and head of programming at BET Networks in a statement about the show's cancellation.

"From the captivating storytelling, to the richly complex characters, to the powerful issues tackled on the series, we remain immensely proud."

"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 four 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!"

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