50 Cent Is Bringing Two New Gritty Crime Dramas To Television
(AllHipHop News) Rap star 50 Cent is producing two new high profile series in a new deal announced with Crackle and Sony today (April 19) during the Upfronts in New York.
50 and his company G-Unit films have a new deal with Crackle, which is a subsidiary of Sony.
50 linked with former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Halpin, who wrote the script for the brand new series.
The rapper said Halpin, who has written flicks like (“Hawaii Five-O,” “Ice,” “The Lottery”), adds more reality to “The Oath” through his unique experiences as a former cop.
According to a synopsis for the “The Oath,” the 10-episode scripted series focuses a group of law enforcement officers who also belong to a secret society within the police force.
“In order to stay both out of jail and alive, they will all need to re-examine the principles that guide them and speculate as to whether they can trust the badged criminals that operate amongst them,” according to a synopsis for “The Oath.”
“I am very excited to be partnering with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Crackle. To be able to bring this story to life is something I’m looking forward to and Joe Halpin’s personal experience will make this unlike anything that’s been seen before,” 50 Cent said during the Upfronts at Sony Square NYC in Manhattan.
The second series 50 Cent and Crackle are working on together is currently titled “RPM,” although the name of the rapper’s latest crime drama has not been finalized.
According to the synopsis “RPM,” is about a car salesman in a crime-riddled area of Boston, who starts driving for an organized crime group when he gets into a financial bind.
“RPM,” which is a one-hour scripted series, written by Leo Leo Sardarian.
The news comes on the heels of the phenomenal success of 50’s series “Power” for Starz, which set a number records for the network.
Season Three’s debut of “Power” earned the distinction of being most watched debut show ever on Starz, while the show has averaged over 4 million viewers each week when counting on-demand plays.