50 Cent will now be producing 3 more shows for Starz through 2019.
It appears 50 Cent will be helping out Starz with their original programing for the next couple years. On Wednesday, it was revealed that Fif inked a 8-figure extension deal with the cable network Star to executive produce a couple more shows other than their hit-series Power.
A source told TMZ that the deal, which runs through September of 2019, is set up for 3 projects in total, “Black Family Mafia,” “Tomorrow, Today” and a third series that will be announced later.
“Black Family Mafia” is reportedly inspired by the story of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and the intersection of the drug industry and the music industry. Whereas the other upcoming series “Tomorrow, Today,” is being described as a super-hero vigilante story. It will follow a war veteran from the south side of Chicago who is falsely imprisoned, according to its press release. He then becomes the experiment of a prison doctor hellbent on creating the perfect man and an unstoppable killing machine. The vet, who goes on the run, decides to use his abilities for good in a world that has turned against him.
“I am extremely pleased to expand my partnership with Starz and Lionsgate,” 50 Cent said. “This investment in my television and film ventures through G-Unit Film & Television will launch a wide range of new original scripted and unscripted programming I’m looking forward to everyone seeing.”
Aside form his work with Starz, 50 is also the man behind BET’s 50 Central show, which coincidentally just saw its first season finale air tonight.