50 Cent’s announcement that he had something in the works with Snoop Dogg, has turned into the second season of his Starz anthology series A Moment in Time: Murder was the Case.
The second series, A Moment in Time will focus on Snoop’s murder trial and his hit single Murder was the Case.
The series is set will be set in 1993, when Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Broadus) was charged with first-degree murder for Philip Woldermariam, a member of a rival gang. However, Woldermariam was actually killed by Snoop’s bodyguard, McKinley “Malik” Lee.
The trial took place during the release of Snoop’s debut album Doggy Style, which included the popular track “Murder was the Case.” Though the publicity of Snoop’s murder charge boosted sales to over 5 million albums, the violent lyrics in “Murder was the Case” hurt him during the trial.
Represented by defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, who repped OJ Simpson just the year before, Snoop Dogg and his defense claimed that his bodyguard was the shooter and acted in self-defense. This season will pull back the curtain on the story and show what Snoop dealt with in front of and behind cameras.
Starz is currently searching for a writer for the project.
50 Cent will executive produce through his G-Unit Film & Television alongside Snoop, Shante Broadus and Sara Ramaker through Snoopadelic Films.
“‘Murder was the Case’ is an incredible story. Snoop had the biggest album in the country and was fighting for his freedom in the courtroom,” said 50 Cent. “The only place to go on this incredible ride is with G-Unit Film & Television. I’m excited to be working with Snoop to bring it to television. #GLG.”
“I am excited to finally tell the story of ‘Murder was the Case,’” added Snoop. This was a pivotal moment in my life and career and I’ve deliberately waited until I found the right partner to bring this to the screen. #GLG. You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.”
Anthony Wilson will executive produce from Lionsgate Television in development for STARZ. The project will be the second installment in an anthology series about criminal events behind the scenes of true moments in hip-hop history.
Season 1 of “A Moment in Time” was announced in 2020 and is titled A Moment in Time: Massacre, and will focus on how the tension between 50 Cent and The Game led to an all-out street war, pitting G-Unit against music impresario Jimmy Henchman, resulting in a murder-for-hire plot and Henchman serving a life sentence in prison.