Lionsgate is diving into the world of podcasts and partnering with 50 Cent for their newest expansion.
According to Deadline, the studio’s new audio division is launching an El Chapo-based series hosted by the Queens rapper. Fif will lend his voice for Cuate/twin/: the downfall of El Chapo (w/t), which he will also produce through his newly established G-Unit Audio, and exclusively distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network.
The project, and others, will be overseen by Gretchen Stockdale and Nicholas Caprio with Charlie Webster heading up creative for Lionsgate Sound. The full-service podcast production arm of Lionsgate will also work with third-party clients.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Curtis ‘50’ Cent Jackson and the other talented creators behind our upcoming shows,” noted a statement from Pilgrim Media’s Piligian and Stockdale. “With our strong lineup out of the gate, we are well-positioned to reach the next generation of consumers.”
Although It isn’t clear exactly what the podcast will specifically cover regarding the notorious jailed Mexican drug lord, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán, it is being reported that identical twins, Peter and Jay Flores, who became known drug smugglers themselves, will give their first interview about how they found their way into Guzmán’s inner circle and how they two were ultimately caught.
In addition to 50’s new show, a new interview podcast hosted by Michael Nathanson called Playing Dead will also soon make its debut. An FBI-focused show called A Nation for Thieves hosted by Justin Shenkarow and one called, Died and Survived, detailing near-death experiences, are also in the works.