50 Cent Extends Deal With Starz to 2019
50 Cent has extended his deal with Starz, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new extension will keep the rap mogul at the network until 2019. He'll continue to work on his hit series, Power, and also develop new projects for Starz via his production banner G-Unit Film & Television. The new projects 50 is working on include Black Mafia Family, based on famed crime family, BMF, and Tomorrow, Today, which centers on a veteran who is falsely imprisoned, becoming the personal experiment of a prison doctor who genetically engineers him to have heightened abilities
"This deal recognizes how Curtis’ abilities have gone beyond music and business to include acting and show creation. We’re pleased to continue our relationship and bring new projects to his current and future fans," Starz CEO and president Chris Albrecht said Wednesday in a statement.
The extension is indicative of the mogul's relationship with the network, as Power is the most-watched show on Starz, averaging 9.3 million views per episode for its fourth season.
In other words, 50 is making big power moves (pun intended).