US rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has signed a new four-year overall deal with TV company, Starz, which includes a three-series commitment from the pay cable network.
Under the new agreement, Jackson will continue to develop scripted and unscripted projects for the Lionsgate-owned company through his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. banner.
Jackson, who executive produces Starz’s drama “Power,” will also get a dedicated development executive and a discretionary fund for use in developing projects under G-Unit.
Starz declined to comment on the value of the deal.
Jackson’s on-camera role in “Power” recently ended with the death of his character, Kanan, in the fifth season. Jackson plans to direct an episode next season. The deal also keeps Jackson as executive producer for all future seasons, and the network may look to expand the “Power” universe on TV or the big screen via Lionsgate.
“When I sat down with Chris and walked him through my plans for G-Unit Film & Television going forward, he let me know I was essentially requesting the biggest deal in premium cable history. I am excited to announce that we’ve made that partnership between myself, G-Unit Film & Television and Starz/Lionsgate and we will continue our proven track record of breaking records and delivering unique content for audiences around the world…..Get The Strap,” said Jackson.
Jackson already has two projects in development at Starz: “Black Mafia Family” and “Vanguard.”