‘Black Mafia Family’: The new series produced by 50 Cent
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is taking charge of yet another series. The rapper will produce “Black Mafia Family” via his production company G-Unit.
Eight episodes have already been ordered by Starz for the first season of the drama. The TV channel will co-produce the new venture alongside the rapper and Lionsgate, which is also involved in the project.
“Black Mafia Family” draws its inspiration from the true story of two brothers, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, a duo of charismatic drug traffickers in late 1980s Detroit, who established a nationwide drug distribution organization in the United States. Their story was made all the more incredible by the Flenorys’ emergence from the criminal underworld to become major players in the hard-partying world of hip-hop.
The series will tell how their collaboration led them to become iconic figures, while exploring their unfailing loyalty to their family. In the words of the Starz press release, it is a show about “love, family and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.”
As it stands, it is not known if 50 Cent will play a part in the drama as well as acting as executive producer. “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 the rapper.
50 Cent had announced the project at a Television Critics Association (TCA) conference in 2019. He had also already produced the highly successful series “Power”, which came to a conclusion in February 2020. No less than four spin-offs from this crime drama are currently in development. RGA