American rapper 50 Cent is set to produce an animated black superhero film series titled “Trill League” in association with Lionsgate Television.
The “Power” producer will work with the series co-creators and writers Jameel Saleem (South Park) and Anthony Piper.
50 Cent whose birth name is Curtis Jackson will executive produce with 3 Arts Entertainment’s Jermaine Johnson. The series is produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and G-Unit Film & Television in association with Lionsgate Television.
“I am excited to bring G-Unit Film & Television to an innovative platform like Quibi with my partners at Lionsgate and 3 Arts,” Jackson said.
“Anthony Piper and Jameel Saleem have created a world we haven’t seen before in Trill League, looking forward to sharing it soon.”
The synopsis of Trill League reads:
“In an era of social injustice and internet trolls, a league of black superheroes, Trill League is tasked with saving the world from monsters, super villains and haters of all kinds. Get ready for this remixed rendition of your favorite superheroes as the series satirizes modern American society.”
Talking about the project, Piper says,
“As an artist and writer, I couldn’t be more excited to fulfill this lifelong dream of creating a world with voices which reflected the one I came from.
“Working alongside my talented co-writer Jameel, as well as all of the partners involved (G-Unit, Lionsgate, Quibi, 3Arts), this has been one of the dopest endeavors of my creative career.”
The graphic novel, which released in 2017 after raising $20,000 in funding on Kickstarter, has been described as “a remixing of DC superheroes with hip hop”.
The series will air on Quibi, a mobile streaming service set to launch on April 6, 2020.