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[04/06/20 - 09:14 AM]
Starz Greenlights "Black Mafia Family" from Executive Producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
The series 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.

[10/11/18 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 11
Updates include: Chris Diamantopoulos among latest cast in ABC's "The Middle" spin-off; Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson inks massive producing deal with Starz; Kirk Adevedo promoted to regular on The CW's "Arrow."







BLACK MAFIA FAMILY (STARZ)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/11/18 - 4/6/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Starz's press release, April 2020) Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced a production greenlight for "Black Mafia Family," a new original series from executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson ("Power," "Power Book II: Ghost," "For Life") and writer and executive producer Randy Huggins ("Star," "Rebel," "Power"). "This is a project Curtis has always been incredibly passionate about and we are excited to have him as our partner in bringing it to life," said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO, Starz. "'Black Mafia Family' has all the hallmarks of a great drama, from the larger-than-life Flenory brothers to the deadly, high-stakes world they inhabited. This series is going to be an incredible ride for audiences around the world." "I told you 'Black Mafia Family' was coming and it's going to be the biggest show on television," adds Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. "Meech and Terry are legends and I am excited to bring their story to Starz." "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.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony Wilson as EP
· Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as EP
· Randy Huggins as CRTR/EP
· Terri Kopp as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· G-Unit Film & Television
· Lionsgate Television