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Today, USA Network confirmed development of Entertainment One and Universal Cable Productions’ Philly Reign, a drama series executive-produced by Academy Award nominee Mary J. Blige.
Written (and also executive-produced) by Empire’s JaNeika and JaSheika James, the show is inspired by the life of suburban-housewife-turned-drug-queenpin Thelma Wright, who was forced into her family's business. Within five years, Wright makes her way to the top of the international drug game, successfully building one of the largest cocaine and heroin operations of the 1980’s.
Ashaunna Ayars and Q. Nicole Jackson will serve as Co-Executive Producers, producing on behalf of Blige’s new Blue Butterfly Productions. Thelma Wright and Jacky Wright will also serve as Co-Executive Producers.
Stay tuned to USANetwork.com for more information.