BET said Wednesday it will end its original drama series Being Mary Jane with a two-hour movie that will air in 2018.
The series, which follows the life of TV news anchor Mary Jane Paul played by Gabrielle Union, ended its fourth season last month. The Being Mary Jane movie finale will air sometime in 2018.
“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. From the captivating storytelling, to the richly complex characters, to the powerful issues tackled on the series, we remain immensely proud,” said Connie Orlando, executive vice president and head of programming for BET Networks in a statement. “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 4 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!”