Mary J. Blige has signed ana first-look television deal with Lionsgate.
Blige's Blue Butterfly productions will develop and produce TV series for the studio and she will also have the opportunity to create content across Lionsgate’s various business platforms.
“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,” said Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs, per Variety.
“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.”
The award-winning r&b singer also released a statement about the deal:
“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 in a statement.