Fresh off making numerous hit series for Starz including the burgeoning Power franchise and Black Mafia Family, 50 Cent has signed a non-exclusive broadcast deal with Fox.
Variety reports the hip-hop mogul and his production company G-Unit Film & Television have inked an agreement that will see 50 Cent deliver scripted dramas, live action comedies, and animated series. These will be broadcast by the network and produced by its in-house Fox Entertainment Studios, alongside Fif’s banner.
“I am excited to formalize a partnership with Michael Thorn and Fox that will allow G-Unit Film & Television to focus on putting multiple series on Fox, a perfect broadcast destination for G-Unit Film & Television content while our premium, streaming, scripted and non-scripted slates continue to grow in all directions,” 50 said in an official statement.
He also took to Instagram to celebrate the deal, writing, “How’s your day going, mine is going good. Happy Valentine’s Day GLG🚦GreenLightGang i don’t miss 🎯FOX 💣BOOM.”
“Whether it’s music, film or television, Curtis always delivers premium entertainment that captivates millions of fans across the globe,” Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn said. “He is the rare multi-hyphenate with a deft hand at storytelling, no matter the format or medium, and we’re looking forward to developing new and exciting series for Fox with him and his team.”
Back in January, 50 Cent teased three Black Mafia Family spinoffs at the show’s Season 2 premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
“They got some really, really smart executives coming in to help rebuild Starz in the right way. And it’s exciting for me,” 50 shared. “You’ll get a chance to see three spinoff shows from BMF. It’s BMF immortal.”
50 has a history of sending barbs at Starz, including last May when he wrote, “Hey guys I decided I don’t want to move forward with The Massacre in STARZ production slate. It’s a waste of time and money, and it doesn’t fit the new Premium women’s mandate over there. It was a companion piece with snoops (Murder was the case) Ill find a new network better fit to tell my story Lionsgate.”