Just months after Starz tapped to 50 Cent to executive produce an upcoming series centered on Snoop Dogg’s 1993 murder trial, it appears that the project has been put on the back burner.
Fif took to Twitter on Saturday to reveal that the scripted anthology series, which was announced in December under the working title A Moment In Time: Murder Was the Case, is no longer in production.
“@SnoopDogg Murder was the case is no longer in production at STARZ,” 50 wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “I give them the alley-oop, they drop the damn ball. Anyway I hope snoop tell his story.”
Back in December, 50 shared his thoughts about the forthcoming series, which he previously hinted at, in a statement.
“Murder was the Case is an incredible story,” he said. “Snoop had the biggest album in the country and was fighting for his freedom in the courtroom. The only place to go on this incredible ride is with G-Unit Film & Television. I’m excited to be working with Snoop to bring it to television.”
Snoop added, “I am excited to finally tell the story of Murder was the Case. This was a pivotal moment in my life and career and I’ve deliberately waited until I found the right partner to bring this to the screen.”
Murder Was the Case is one of two hip-hop anthology series Starz reportedly has in development. In September 2020, the cable network announced A Moment In Time: The Massacre, which is in development and will cover the rivalry between 50 Cent and the Game.