50 Cent Developing Superhero Drama for Starz

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50 Cent and Starz are taking their partnership to the next level by extending the rapper’s overall deal with the network and moving a new series of his into development.

50 Cent (whose real name is Curtis Jackson) has produced a huge success for Starz in Power and as a result, the company decided to extend Jackson’s existing deal another year, into September 201. The new deal will allow him to develop new projects for the network with G-Unit Film & Television, Inc- the first of which is superhero series Tomorrow, Today.

“I am looking forward to continuing my relationship with my Starz family; we have had great success together on Power and I am excited to get going on all of our upcoming projects together. I knew Starz would be the perfect home for Tomorrow, Today. This project is very personal to me…creating it, writing it, finding the best team for it and I will continue to be involved every step of the way.” said Jackson in a statement.

“We’re excited to develop this series with Curtis to showcase his producing skills with this unique storyline,” added Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz.

Tomorrow, Today is based on a screenplay penned by Jackson, on which he will serve as Executive Producer. The superhero-themed series about a veteran from the south side of Chicago who, after being falsely imprisoned, becomes the personal experiment of a mad prison doctor trying to create the perfect man – and an unstoppable killing machine. Set free, but on the run, the veteran must reconcile with the world that has turned against him, and use his newfound abilities for good.

Power is currently in it’s third season, with new episodes airing Sundays at 9pm E/P on Starz.

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