50 Cent and Kenya Barris creating ‘The 50th Law’ series for Netflix
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50 Cent and Kenya Barris creating ‘The 50th Law’ series for Netflix

50 Cent is reportedly teaming up with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris to developing a new Netflix series based on The 50th Law, the 2009 bestselling book co-authored by the rapper with writer Robert Greene.

The 50th Law is a playful semi-autobiographical account of the rapper’s early life and career. The book also features quotes from the world’s finest thinkers such as Sun Tzu, Socrates, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, and Malcolm X. Barris will be on co-writing duties and executive produce alongside Hale Rothstein. Rothstein also works as an executive producer on Netflix comedy series blackAF alongside Barris, as well as Greene and Curtis Jackson through G-Unit, according to Deadline.

No information about the potential cast or release date has been confirmed yet. Through his G-Unit Film & Television, Jackson executive produced Starz’s flagship drama Power, created by Courtney Kemp. Now, he also executive produces the four spin-off series that have shot off from the programme. Power Book II: Ghost already has been renewed for a second season, and Power Book III: Raising Kanan is set to debut on screens this year.

50’s television work is keeping him busy of late, as that’s not where Jackson’s upcoming projects end. Kid Cudi claimed last month that the pair were working on a new show together. “Had a call w 50 Cent last week about cookin up a show together,” Cudi tweeted. “Big things happening!! Ill keep u posted. “50 is one of my favorite emcees and hes also a really great guy w a good heart,” he added.