Michael Ealy is joining the fourth season cast of the Being Mary Jane TV show on BET, starring Gabrielle Union. Ealy played Theo in the third and final season of The Following, which was cancelled by FOX in 2015. He also starred as the android Dorian, in Almost Human, which FOX also cancelled, after just one season.
Per Deadline, Ealy joins Being Mary Jane as new Great Day USA producer, Justin Talbot. The report says, “…unfortunately for Mary Jane, also is the man who previously got her fired from CNN. Upon arriving at Great Day USA, he remains a thorn in Mary Jane’s side, and she must learn to cleverly circumvent his power plays.”
Here is more, from Deadline:
Ealy, who had been considering multiple feature offers for next year, says he was approached directly by his friend Union to consider taking on the role. “I had turned down several network offers, as I really was not interested in doing another show at the time, but because Gabrielle is a friend, I told her that I’d seriously think about and talk with my team. At the end of the day, I felt like we all have a social responsibility to help elevate material with people of color in any way that we can, and if there was an opportunity for me to help my friend and the cultural perceptions of our work, then I would do my part.”
What do you think? Are you a Michael Ealy fan? Will you tune in to catch him on the fourth season of BET’s Being Mary Jane TV series?