According to Variety, Salim and Mara Brock Akil have signed a multiyear overall deal with Warner Brothers TV through their Akil Productions banner and it’s slated to begin on May 2016. That just so happens to be when their five-year deal with BET is over. We’re going to miss their presence on BET as they brought such shows as “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane,” which were certainly favorites. “Being Mary Jane” was BET’s number one show and was their first one-hour scripted series. The show hasn’t named a new showrunner as of yet.
We can’t wait to see what Salim and Mara will bring with their new deal and where they will land. There’s certainly going to be some quality content, starring Black actors! Congrats to the happy and talented couple!