50 Cent has found a new home for his G-Unit Film & Television company branch to air its shows. Curtis Jackson has now signed a non-exclusive, broadcast direct deal with broadcasting monolith Fox, and the deal will see Jackson and G-Unit create animated and live-action scripted series for their network.
According to the deal, Fox will own any series that are given the green light and their in-house Fox Entertainment Studios will take responsibility for producing the shows in collaboration with G-Unit Film & Television.
The new deal comes in fresh after Jackson had pulled the plug on a former dealing with Starz, who he had criticised for being the proponents of “dumb shit” when they had been preparing the final details of the potential signing. However, Jackson currently remains an exec producer for Starz’ Power franchise, as well as BMF.
Seeing as the deal with Fox is non-exclusive, Jackson is free to offer his wares to other broadcasters. Discussing his delight at signing the deal with Fox, Jackson stated, “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.”
Meanwhile, Michael Thorn, the entertainment president of Fox, added, “Whether it’s music, film or television, Curtis always delivers premium entertainment that captivates millions of fans across the globe. He is the rare multihyphenate 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.”
It’s an exciting development for Jackson, his fans and Fox, so keep a close ear out for the most recent developments at G-Unit Film & Television, likely to be airing on Fox’s network soon.