Mara Brock Akil is taking her skills to Netflix.
The streaming service announced a new partnership with the prolific writer/producer/director to create new original content. As part of the multi-year agreement, Brock Akil will write and produce scripted content and other creative projects for the streaming service.
Her hit show Girlfriends will start streaming on the platform Friday (Sept. 11th) in Celebration of it’s 20th Anniversary and I can’t wait! I miss Toni Childs and Joan on my TV.
“It is a dream to partner with the force of Netflix, for we have the same goals—telling human stories for a global audience. I’m excited to have a home that allows me the creative freedom and support to do what I do best– paint portraits and murals of women, Black people and anyone else whose story is missing from this golden age of television. Representation matters and so does who you build with– I can’t wait to work closely with Channing Dungey and her team to launch some great stories,” said Akil.