Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, the acclaimed rapper and television producer, has recently announced that his deal with Starz has come to an end, and he has signed a new deal with Fox to create animated shows, live-action comedies, and scripted dramas.
For those unfamiliar with 50 Cent’s previous work with Starz, he was the executive producer of the hit show “Power,” which ran for six seasons and became one of the most-watched series on the network. In addition to “Power,” 50 Cent also produced “Power Book II: Ghost,” “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” and “Power Book IV: Force.” His partnership with Starz was a successful one, with the “Power” franchise becoming a cultural phenomenon.
However, 50 Cent’s deal with Starz has ended, and he has found a new home with Fox, one of the biggest television networks in the world. The new deal includes a commitment from Fox to develop and produce multiple scripted dramas, comedies, and animated shows, with 50 Cent serving as executive producer on all of them.
One of the most exciting parts of this new deal is the opportunity for 50 Cent to explore animated programming. While he is best known for his gritty and realistic dramas, the idea of seeing his unique vision brought to life in animated form is an intriguing one. Animated programming can offer a level of creative freedom that is hard to achieve in live-action, and it will be fascinating to see what 50 Cent comes up with.
Of course, live-action programming will still be a major focus for 50 Cent and Fox. The deal includes a commitment to produce multiple live-action comedies and dramas, and given 50 Cent’s track record with “Power,” it’s safe to assume that these shows will be high-quality, engaging, and thought-provoking.
In a statement about the new deal, 50 Cent said, ““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.”
Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming, FOX Entertainment said in a statement about the deal: “Whether it’s music, film or television, Curtis always delivers premium entertainment that captivates millions of fans across the globe. 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.”
The exact details of the new deal have not been made public, but it’s clear that 50 Cent and Fox are both excited about the possibilities it presents. With his talent for producing gripping, character-driven dramas and his ability to craft compelling stories that resonate with audiences, 50 Cent is a valuable addition to any television network. His new deal with Fox is sure to result in some must-see programming that will keep viewers coming back for more.
In conclusion, 50 Cent’s deal with Starz may have come to an end, but his career in television is far from over. With a new deal with Fox in place, he has the opportunity to explore new genres, develop new ideas, and bring his unique vision to life in new and exciting ways. Fans of his work can look forward to a whole new slate of shows and programming that are sure to be just as engaging and thought-provoking as his previous work.