50 cent to develop two new TV series
The rapper is continuing his foray into producing after working on a handful of series including the hugely successful Power.
Rapper turned TV producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is to develop another two new drama series for US network Starz.
As part of his multi-million dollar deal with the channel, Jackson will serve as an executive producer through his G-Unit Film & Television on both of these upcoming projects alongside Anil Kurian.
The first, currently untitled project will follow a young hardworking African-American woman as she finds success in the highly competitive, male-dominated world of sports agents.
Tash Grey, who has also worked on Jackson’s Power prequel Raising Kanan, will write the series and serve as an executive producer.
It’s inspired by the life of sports agent and attorney Nicole Lynn, who made history in 2019 when she became the first black woman to represent a top NFL agency.
The second, which is called a Moment in Time, will be written by Abdul Williams and is described as an anthology series that explores the behind-the-scenes events of iconic moments in hip-hop.
This first entry, subtitled The Massacre, will take a look at the how feud between 50 Cent and The Game escalated into a dangerous street war and a murder for hire plot.
Jackson has enjoyed considerable success with Starz over the last couple of years as an executive producer on the acclaimed crime-drama Power.
Power aired its final episode back in February but four spinoff series have been ordered: Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Force and Power Book V: Influence.
You can stream all six seasons of Power on Netflix now.