50 Cent Developing Superhero Series for Starz
Over the past few years, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has made transitioned from gangsta rapper to media mogul as executive producer of the Starz crime drama Power
. Now that Starz and Jackson have extended their overall deal into September 2018, the “In Da Club” artist will now be trying his hand at the superhero genre.
As part of its new deal, Starz will develop a superhero-themed drama with Jackson’s G-Unit Films & Television, Inc. Based on a screenplay written by Jackson, Tomorrow, Today
is said to be about a veteran based in the south side of Chicago who, after being falsely imprisoned, becomes the subject of a deranged prison experiment. Set free, but on the run, the veteran decides to use his newfound abilities for good while coming to terms with the world that’s turned against him. In concept, Tomorrow, Today
sounds similar to Luke Cage—a character who, coincidentally enough, will be starring his own Netflix series on September 30.
As exec producer (not to mention co-star and co-creator) of Power
, Jackson has proven himself as capable of making hits for cable TV as he was for the radio. It’s therefore no wonder that Starz would choose to extend its fruitful relationship with Fiddy by extending his overall deal for another year.
In a statement, Jackson expressed his pleasure about the new agreement with Starz.
“I am looking forward to continuing my relationship with my Starz family, we have had great success together on ‘Power’ and I am excited to get going on all of our upcoming projects together,” Jackson said. “I knew Starz would be the perfect home for ‘Tomorrow, Today.’ This project is very personal to me… creating it, writing it, finding the best team for it and I will continue to be involved every step of the way.”