50 Cent Inks Multi-Project Broadcast Deal w/ Fox

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50 Cent Inks Multi-Project Broadcast Deal w/ Fox

Entertainment mogul 50 Cent has signed a non-exclusive multi-project broadcast deal with Fox!

According to reports, 50 Cent, through his production company G-Unit Film & Television, will develop scripted dramas, live-action comedies, and animated series that would air on Fox. As part of the deal, series created will be owned by Fox Entertainment and produced by its in-house unit, Fox Entertainment Studios, in collaboration with G-Unit Film & Television.

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The rapper-turned-actor said in a statement,

“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.” 

On Tuesday (February 14), 50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, took to Instagram to share the exciting news of the deal and wrote,

“How’s your day going, mines is going good. Happy Valentine’s Day GLG. GreenLightGang i don’t miss. FOX. BOOM”

As you may know, under G-Unit Film & Television, 50 Cent has produced a wide variety of content with Starz network. One of his most notable series is the Starz hit show “Power,” which he co-starred in, executive produced, and directed.

As part of his prior deal at Starz, 50 reportedly served as an executive producer in the expansion of the “Power” universe with spin-offs “Power Book II: Ghost,” “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” and “Power Book IV: Force.” The most recently announced projects in development include three “BMF” spinoffs and the British boxing drama “Fightland.”

50’s deal with Fox comes after he’s bashed Starz network numerous times.

As previously reported, 50 announced back in September that he was officially walking away from Starz. During his partnership, the “Candy Shop” rapper threatened to leave the network multiple times due to delayed pickups and production disagreements.

Last December, the 47-year-old entrepreneur announced his “last” production with the Starz network, his U.K. based series “Fightland.” As far as his upcoming series goes, the drama will reportedly be about a “disgraced” boxer seeking retribution. The logline of the series reads,

“[Fight Land] follows a retired disgraced world champion fighter drawn into the corrupt underbelly of the sport after the disappearance of his childhood best friend and training partner. To save his friend, the troubled fighter will have to return to a way of life that nearly destroyed him – one that cost him everything to leave behind.”

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Authored by: Ariel Whitely