We can’t believe we’re saying this but we are really looking forward to the premiere of the upcoming BET pilot and series, Being Mary Jane starring Gabrielle Union.
Originally titled, Single Black Woman, the pilot debuted at the 2012 UrbanWorld Film Festival and centers on successful talk show host Mary Jane Paul (Union), her professional and private family life and her continuous search for “Mr. Right”
Mary Jane Paul has it all: she’s a successful TV news anchor, entirely self-sufficient – an all-around powerhouse who remains devoted to a family that doesn’t share her motivation. As Mary Jane juggles her life, her work and her commitment to her family, we find out how far she’s willing to go to find the puzzle pieces that she, and society, insist are missing from her life as a single Black female.
The cast includes Omari Hardwick who plays a potential Mr. Right. Other stars include Latarsha Rose, Lisa Vidal, Aaron D. Spears, Richard Roundtree, Margaret Avery, Richard Brooks, Tika Sumpter, Raven Goodwin, B.J. Britt and Robinne Lee.
The series is produced by Mara Brock Akil, who produced BET’s most successful series ever, The Game and romantic comedy film Jumping the Broom.
Being Mary Jane premieres on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
Check out a clip of the pilot below: