50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson, is back in the producer’s chair with Trill League. The new show will be developed by Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television production company along with 3 Arts Entertainment and Lionsgate Television for the Quibi, a short-form streaming service.
Trill League will adapt Anthony Piper’s graphic novel of the same name which features a pantheon of Black superheroes. The graphic novel includes all of the hallmarks that make an instant Millennial Black classic: rap and hip-hop influences, anime styling and tons of swag. According to the producers’ synopsis of the series:
“In an era of social injustice and internet trolls, a league of [B]lack superheroes, Trill League is tasked with saving the world from monsters, super villains and haters of all kinds. Get ready for this remixed rendition of your favorite superheroes as the series satirizes modern American society.”
The series will be executive produced by Jackson as well as Piper, Shadow And Act RISING Award Winner Jermaine Johnson with 3 Arts and South Park writer Jameel Saleem, according to Deadline.
“I am excited to bring G-Unit Film & Television to an innovative platform like Quibi with my partners at Lionsgate and 3 Arts,” Jackson said in a statement. “Anthony Piper and Jameel Saleem have created a world we haven’t seen before in Trill League, looking forward to sharing it soon.”
Piper said in a statement that he couldn’t “be more excited to fulfill this lifelong dream of creating a world with voices which reflected the one I came from.” He called the Quibi show “one of the dopest endeavors of my creative career.”
Photo: Anthony Piper
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