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Mary J. Blige Developing Music Drama for Fox

Mary J. Blige
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Mary J. Blige has garnered huge success in music and now she’s ready to pursue television. The R&B vet is developing a music drama for Fox called 8 Count reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The series, which is based on Laurieann Gibson’s life, is about a choreographer looking to redeem himself in the music business by helping an aspiring singer reach stardom and fame.

The Jackal Group’s Gail Berman and Joe Earley are producing the series with Erika L. Johnson (Shades of Blue, Queen Sugar) writing the pilot. Gibson, an Alvin Ailey-trained dancer, is onboard as executive producer alongside Blige, who will also serve as a music adviser on the drama.

The 48-year-old Gibson started in the music business choreographing music videos for such artists as Usher, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga and others. She currently works as the Creative Director for Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment.

Meanwhile, Blige is also working in films. The nine-time Grammy winner co-stars in the upcoming World War II-era film Mudbound for Netflix.

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