Meagan Good to Star in ‘Foxy Brown’ Reboot for Hulu
Foxy Brown Reboot to Star Meagan Good: According to published reports, actress Meagan Good is set to star in and co-produce a TV version of the classic 1974 Blaxploitation film Foxy Brown. The project will air on Hulu and has apparently already found a showrunner in Malcolm Spellman (Empire) and head writer in Ben Watkins (Burn Notice).
As many of you already know, the original Foxy Brown was played by Pam Grier, who tweeted her support for the television version just moments go.
My Thoughts: I knew it was only a matter of time before Meagan returned to television and I am so happy she chose Hulu as the venue. Mainstream television is dead for actors of color. Don’t let the diversity hype fool you, TV has gotten whiter and more male over the past three years and I don’t see that trend changing any time soon.
Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime is where it’s at. TV is all about catering to advertisers who want a preferred demographic, while all streaming services want are eyes. They don’t care what color the eyes are, how old they are, only that those eyes can pay the $10 monthly fee.
Kudos to Meagan and her team for thinking outside the box. Hopefully Foxy Brown will be a major success and more opportunities for black actresses will open up.