Starz is extending their relationship with 50 Cent. The premium cable network has extended their overall deal with Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and, under this new pact, have put into development Tomorrow, Today, a super-hero drama based on an original script by the Power star and executive producer.
Described as “a superhero-themed series”, Tomorrow, Today follows 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.
The hour-long drama is based on an original script from Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and is being written by Anthony Cipriano (Bates Motel), Dan Kay (I.T.) and Kirkland Morris. It is set up at Jackson’s production company G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. The executive producers are Curtis Jackson, Anthony Cipriano, Dan Kay and Kirkland Morris. “We’re excited to develop this series with Curtis to showcase his producing skills with this unique storyline,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz.
With the extension, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson’s overall deal now runs into 2018 and calls for the musician and actor to develop new projects for the network with G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. The move to to extend the deal comes shortly after Starz picked up Power, which Jackson stars in and executive produces, for a further two seasons – the show’s fourth and fifth.
“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”, Jackson said in a statement “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”.