The BET basketball drama “Hit the Floor” is coming back for a fourth season with an all-female writers room.
The show’s creator James LaRosa revealed the news on Twitter, first tweeting that the writers room starts work Monday, and following it up by tweeting that the entire staff is made up of women.
“Hit the Floor” previously aired on VH1 and centred on the players and dance squad of the fictional L.A. Devils basketball team.
Representation of women in the film and television industry has been a major concern in the last few years as more and more people have called out the disparities. In June it was revealed that the writers room for the upcoming season of “The X-Files” will be entirely male.
But “Hit the Floor” is not the first to go the all-female route. Ava DuVernay’s series “Queen Sugar” exclusively hired female directors for its first season. “Jessica Jones” will also have an all-female directing team for its second season. The Hulu series “Harlots” has gone all out with an all-female writing as well as directing crew.
The premiere date for the new season of “Hit the Floor” has not been announced yet.