‘Girlfriends’ Now Streaming On Netflix

Who’s up for some binge-watching this weekend? That’s exactly what’ll be going down in my home because “Girlfriends” is now streaming on Netflix. The popular sitcom – starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White – aired 20 years ago for eight seasons.

Tracee Ellis Ross had this to say on Twitter:

Social media is going CRAZY!

Executive Producer Mara Brock Akil spoke to The Hollywood Reporter:

“It is a dream to partner with the force of Netflix, for we have the same goals — telling human stories for a global audience,” Akil said. “I’m excited to have a home that allows me the creative freedom and support to do what I do best — paint portraits and murals of women, Black people and anyone else whose story is missing from this golden age of television. Representation matters and so does who you build with — I can’t wait to work closely with Channing Dungey and her team to launch some great stories.”

The publication went on to say the Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane and Black Lightning exec producer inked a multiple-year pact with Netflix and will develop new scripted and other creative projects for the streaming giant.

Akil and Netflix will celebrate the anniversary with an IG Live via Netflix’s @StrongBlackLead handle starting at 5 p.m. PT on Friday, followed by a Twitter  watch party at 6 p.m. PT.