Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's long-gestating passion project, Black Mafia Family, has been ordered to series at Starz. The series has been in development for several years and falls under his overall deal at the network.
The drama series is the drug trafficking drama is inspired by the real-life story of two brothers 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 the country. It revolves around brothers Demetrius 'Big Meech' Flenory and Terry 'Southwest T' Flenory, who together took their vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop. The drama, per Starz, will tell a story about love, family and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream."
50 Cent is executive producing and Randy Huggins is writing the script and will also executive produce with Terri Kopp and Anthony Wilson.
"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," said 50 Cent.
Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said, "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. 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."
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