Mary J. Blige Signs First-Look TV Deal With Lionsgate

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Mary J. Blige has been a staple in R&B for years. With an impressive catalog only matched by few, Blige has ventured off into different areas of entertainment and now it appears that she’s ready to launch her new production company. Her company, Blue Butterfly, has already inked a first-look TV deal with Lionsgate.

Having already been an Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actress and the Best Song category in 2018 for her Mudbound film, she currently stars in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Upcoming projects for her include Violent Heart and Body Cam, as well as voicing in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls sequel Trolls World Tour.

“Mary is a very talented artist, fearless visionary and an incredible human being. We’re delighted to be working with someone with such a powerful and impactful creative voice,” Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs said. “Every art she touches blossoms and we’re humbled she’s chosen us as her home. We look forward to all the exciting new content Mary and her Blue Butterfly banner will bring to our television slate and Lionsgate 360 orbit.”

When Blige talked about her new deal, she said, “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Lionsgate.” “They are incredible collaborators and have been natural partners from when we first started talking. I can’t wait to bring all of our projects to life.”

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