The Power executive producer, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, will soon be returning to Starz with another hit show.
The rapper/actor/producer is adding yet another series to his impressive catalogue and arsenal of dramas. The premium cable provider has given the green light for Black Mafia Family, to premiere on their network. Furthermore, Randy Huggins, who has worked on popular shows such as Criminal Minds, and Prime Suspect will serve as writer.
Black Mafia Family is inspired by the true story of two brothers who “rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late ’80s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country.” The series follows the charismatic leader Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and the business insight of Terry “Southwest T” Flenory. It depicts the intricate details of their partnership and how it surpassed the drug trade and meshed into the world of hip hop to make them icons. Their firm belief in family loyalty would be the foundation of their partnership and the root of their eventual estrangement. This series is founded in “love, family and capitalism in the pursuit of the American Dream.”
Jackson stated that, “I told you Black Mafia Family was coming and it’s going to be the biggest show on television. Meech and Terry are legends and I am excited to bring their story to Starz.”
“This is a project  has always been incredibly passionate about and we are excited to have him as our partner in bringing it to life,” Starz president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said in a press release. “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.”
50’s production banner G-Unit will produce Black Mafia Family alongside Starz and Lionsgate Television. Terri Kopp and Anthony Wilson also serve as executive producers on the series. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Starz.
Most importantly, 50 Cent’s idea for the show received the approval and blessing of BMF’s Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory in 2016. Meech wrote a letter to 50 and producer Randall Emmett in which he expressed that they were the “perfect team” to tell his story. Starz has granted an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for the drama series to hit the big screen.