Mary J. Blige has signed a first-look production deal for television at Lionsgate.

The Oscar nominee will develop and produce projects under her newly-formed Blue Rainbow production company. She joins other creators like Yvette Lee Bowser and Courtney Kemp at the studio.

On the TV front, Blige starred in the first season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy and she’ll appear next in the long-delayed season 3 of VH1’s Scream. On the big screen, she’ll star in the films Violent Heart and Body Cam. 

“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. 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,” said Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs.

“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,” said Blige.



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