Monday, April 6, 2020

Starz Orders 8 Episodes of Drama 'Black Mafia Family' Executive Produced by 50 Cent

Starz has today given a series order to the original drama series Black Mafia Family executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Power, For Life). The first season will produce eight episodes.

Rising from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s, brothers Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and Terry "Southwest T" Flenory take their vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip hop. The series tells a story about love, family and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.

Randy Huggins is writing the series. He will executive produce with Jackson, Terri Kopp and Anthony Wilson. Lionsgate Television and G-Unit Film and Television will produce.

"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," said Jeffrey Hirsch, CEO, Starz. "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."

"I told you Black Mafia Family was coming and it's going to be the biggest show on television," added Jackson. "Meech and Terry are legends and I am excited to bring their story to Starz."