Mara Brock Akil the woman behind the scenes as creator/showrunner for some of our favorite television series such as Girlfriends, The Game, and Being Mary Jane, has signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix to create new original content, for the streaming service and we all excited.

The deal comes just ahead of the anticipated September 11 release date of her popular series Girlfriends on Netflix, celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mara Brock Akil to Netflix,” said Channing Dungey, VP Original Series, Netflix. “Her signature storytelling, authentic perspective, and captivating characters have long entertained audiences and proven to be relevant, timely, and endlessly engaging. We look forward to bringing her distinct voice, vision, and passion to our global members.”