Dear Christmas Jesus say it ain't so! I have followed the sometimes, overly-dramatic, hella messy, complicated, undercover lover, Mary Jane since season one of the BET drama Being Mary Jane. I mean I watched Gabrielle Union's character grow from the woman with a vibrator in her work desk drawer to a woman smoking weed in a bikini in her lavish house as a lead anchor on a top morning show! Granted she tackled serious issues women and mainly WOC tackle every day but these were my favorite and most relatable.
I've loved her and I've been annoyed with her all in the same episode now I have to bid her adieu? WHEN MICHEAL ELY JUST JOINED THE CAST!!??!!
The following is a statement from Connie Orlando, BET Networks’ head of programming:
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!
You read that right, there will be a series finale. The curtain close for MJ will look a bit like her opening scene. There will be a 2 hour movie tieing up all the loose ends season 4's finale left. What will happen with momma and daddy Patterson, is Mary Jane pregnant, will she say yes. The tentative movie release date will be in sometime in 2018.
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!