On Tuesday Starz greenlit 50 Cent’s crime drama Black Mafia Family.
Black Mafia Family is inspired by the true story of two brothers, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country.
Through “Big Meech’s” charismatic leadership and “Southwest T” business acumen and the fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade, the work they put in catapulted them into the world of Hip Hop would and made the brothers iconic on a global level. Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. Theirs is a story about love, family, and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.
The multifaceted artist will serve as executive producer and Randy Huggins will pen the series.
“I told you ‘Black Mafia Family’ was coming and it’s going to be the biggest show on television, Meech and Terry are legends and I am excited to bring their story to Starz,” 50 Cent said.
Black Mafia Family is being produced through Jackson’s G-Unit Film and Television in association with Starz and Lionsgate Television. As well as, Terri Kopp and Anthony Wilson will also serve as executive producers on the series. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair will be the executive overseeing Black Mafia Family on behalf of Starz.
“This is a project Curtis has always been incredibly passionate about. And we are excited to have him as our partner in bringing it to life,” Starz president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said in a written statement.
‘Black Mafia Family’ has all the hallmarks of a great drama, from the larger-than-life Flenory brothers to the deadly, high-stakes world they inhabited. This series is going to be an incredible ride for audiences around the world.”
The series is still in the early stages and has no release date attached. But due to coronavirus, we don’t expect it to premiere until 2021.
50 Cent definitely has the eye for TV as every show he has produced is a success. So we are very excited to see Black Mafia Family. The network currently houses his Power Book franchise which is working on its first spin-off, Power Book II: Ghost.
And you can currently watch his other hit show, For Life, which is in its Freshman season on FOX.