It has been announced that Being Mary Jane is coming to an end. The network will not leave us hanging and has ordered a two hours movie to serve as the series finale. It is set to air sometime in 2018.
The main star of the show, Mary Jane Paul, played by Gabrielle Union has release a statement via Instagram following the announcement.
“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!”
Connie Orlando, EVEP and head of programming of Bet Networks had also something to say.
“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. 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!”
This announcement comes months after a fellow series starring a powerful black woman was announced to be recording its last season, Scandal. Last season ended up with Mary Jane thinking her relationship with Justin was over, went ahead with artificial insemination. However walking into her apartment to Justin telling her he was wrong and asking her hand in marriage. It will be interesting how the two hours will play it out and it’s unclear who will be coming back for the finale.