Hulu has announced that they will be developing a TV series based on the 1974 blaxploitation classic Foxy Brown. In case you need a refresher — Foxy Brown was a blaxploitation film starring Pam Grier. Blaxploitation, by definition, was the exploiting of Black culture by stereotypes. Grier’s portrayal Foxy Brown depicted a strong female action hero in spite of the stereotypical depictions of black culture that were so prevalent during that time period.
The film, which was a box-office success, has had a lasting legacy, influencing a number of movies over the past four decades, including the Pam Greer starrer Jackie Brown; the Urban Legend franchise; Austin Power in Goldmember, which featured a Foxxy Cleopatra character played by Beyonce; and the Undercover Brother comedy. The original film was distributed by American International Pictures whose library is now owned by MGM subsidiary Orion Pictures Corporation, leading to MGM TV’s role as producer on the series.
In the Hulu remake, Meagan Good (Minority Report, Think Like a Man) will star as the tough heroine Foxy Brown. The series is described as a “modern reimagining” of the film,
In addition to playing the lead role, Meagan will also serve as a producer on the Hulu series. DeVon Franklin and Tony Krantz, are set to executive produce, with Empire writer-producer Malcom Spellman and Hand Of God creator Ben Watkins handling the script.
Good toplined NBC drama Deception and Fox’s Minority Report and recurred on CBS’ Code Black. She will next be seen headlining the Lifetime movie Love By the 10th Date, which premieres on January 28th, and also will star in the feature Deuces. Earlier this year, Good published her first book, bestseller The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love, which she co-wrote with Franklin. Good’s credits also include Think Like a Man Too and the coming-of-age tale A Girl Like Grace, which she also co-produced.