First Look: Season 4 of ‘Being Mary Jane’
Gabrielle Union’s popular BET drama, Being Mary Jane, is set to return for its fourth season this coming January. The show has undergone a number of key changes since its season three finale, including the loss of creator and showrunner Mara Brock Akil. Mara abruptly left the show last season and has since signed a multi-year deal to create shows for Warner Brothers Television.
BET replaced Akil with Erica Shelton, a former producer for Hawthorne, The Good Wife and Cold Case. Shelton has since implemented a number of her own changes, most notably switching the show’s location from Atlanta to New York.
When season four debuts in January Mary Jane will now be working in the Big Apple, a move the network says will open up all sorts of opportunities for the character. As well as leaving Atlanta behind, several key cast members are also expected to be left in the dust, including a number of Mary Jane’s immediate family members.
You can check out a preview of the upcoming season above. So far we know Lisa Vidal will be returning and that actor Michael Ealy will make at least one guest appearance. Mario Van Peebles has also been tapped to direct the first two episodes.