Media outlets are reporting that Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson has landed another show at Starz, with the network giving a series order for drama Black Mafia Family.
Last summer at TCA, 50 revealed that he was developing a drama series inspired by the lives of Demetrius ‘Big Meech’ Flenory and his brother, Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory, who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late ’80s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in America.
Speaking at TCA at the time, 50 said:
I have a BMF project that’s in development that they’ll be seeing shortly and it’s really exciting because I’ve had that project for about four years and [want] to make it right. [Starz] is providing me with everything that I need to make it great so I’m excited about that.
Today with the series order announcement, 50 released a statement saying:
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.
The official longline for the series is as follows:
Black Mafia Family is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980’s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country. Demetrius ‘Big Meech’ Flenory’s charismatic leadership, Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory’s business acumen and the fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of Hip Hop would render the brothers iconic on a global level. Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. This is a story about love, family, and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.
Randy Huggins is set to write the series, whilst executive producing alongside Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Terri Kopp and Anthony Wilson.