Besides leaving Shady/Aftermath Records and venturing into the world of independence, Curtis is also set to executive produce a new, original TV series on the STARZ network titled Power, alongside Mark Canton (Get Carter, 300).
The series follows James St. Patrick, nicknamed “Ghost”, owner of a popular New York City nightclub. In addition, he is a major player in one of the city’s biggest illegal drug networks. He struggles to balance these two lives, and the balance topples when he realizes he wants to leave the drug ring in order to support his legitimate business.
The show, which is set to premiere sometime this year, was shot partially in Dumbo, Brooklyn and stars Omari Hardwick (Miracle at St. Anna), Naturi Naughton (Fame and Notorious) and more.
From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife) comes Power, a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds – the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade.
James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost’s plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It’s a front for Ghost’s criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful.
As Ghost is seduced by the prospect of a legitimate life, everything precious to him becomes unknowingly threatened. Once you’re in, can you ever get out?
SHAKE UPDATE: In other 50 Cent news, the rapper confronted Steve Stoute at the Warriors/Knicks game last night. Seemingly for his comments during a recent interview with Angie Martinez (shown below) in which he basically shat all over Curtis for not being influential, not making hit records anymore, etc.