50 Cent Planning Animated Series

50 Cent

50 Cent Planning Animated Series

The hip hop mogul is nearing a deal with FOX for a cartoon about his childhood.

Published January 31, 2013

We're still not sure if we'll ever see another 50 Cent album — that Feb. 26 release date for Street King Immortal is already looking iffy — but at least we may get a 50 Cent cartoon.

According to Deadline.com, FOX is in talks for an animated comedy project from 50, producer Randall Emmett, Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV. The as-yet-untitled project is expected to receive a pilot or presentation order. Written by Carl Jones, the show, loosely based on 50's childhood, will reportedly focus on an adventurous but good-hearted boy and his run-ins with his off-kilter family and neighborhood. The show will be executive-produced by 50, his producing partner Andrew Jameson, Jones, Emmett and Imagine TV’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.

It'll be 50's second semi-autobiographical project: In 2005 he released and starred in the street drama Get Rich or Die Tryin’, in which 50 made his acting debut as the lead. He also has upcoming roles in The Frozen Ground and The Tomb.

Emmett and 50 have worked together for years — he even ran 50 Cent’s former company Cheetah Vision for a bit. The two are also partnering up to executive-produce Power, a drama about a shady New York nightclub owner, which is in development at Starz.

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Written by BET-Staff


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