ABC is doing business with 50 Cent!
According to Variety, the network has ordered a pilot for an untitled drama produced by 50 Cent and based on the life of Isaac Wright Jr., a former incarcerated person who became a lawyer and began helping those who needed representation against corrupt forces.
He became the first person in U.S. history to receive a life prison sentence and self-exonerate his case to gain his release and be granted a licence to practice law from the same court that convicted him. He was able to secure his own release after cross-examining police detective James Dugan. The testimony resulted in layers upon layers of cover-up and lies to wrongly convict Wright and keep him in jail.
The show is partially based on Wright's life, seeing how the main character is also a former prisoner-turned-lawyer who is also working on overturning his own life sentence given to him for a crime he didn't commit. The show's plot will revolve around the main character representing other inmates as well as fighting for his own freedom and family. Hank Steinberg will write and George Tillman Jr. will direct the pilot.
50 Cent act as executive producer through his company G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. Wright will also executive produce along with Steinberg, Tillman and Doug Robinson Productions' Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan. ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television will produce.
50 Cent initially announced he was developing a project on Wright back in 2017.