50 Cent, Snoop Dogg Producing Series on Snoop’s 1993 Murder Trial

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50 Cent and Snoop Dogg are teaming up to executive produce a television series on Snoop’s 1993 murder trial. 

This is the second season of the Starz hip hop anthology series, A Moment in Time. 50 Cent also produced the first season of the show, which explores the intersection of hip hop and true crime. 

The current working title for season 2 is A Moment in Time: Murder Was the Case, named after Snoop Dogg’s 1994 album.

Murder was the Case is an incredible story. Snoop had the biggest album in the country and was fighting for his freedom in the courtroom,” 50 Cent said in a Monday press release. “The only place to go on this incredible ride is with G-Unit Film & Television. I’m excited to be working with Snoop to bring it to television.”

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Snoop added, “I am excited to finally tell the story of Murder was the Case. This was a pivotal moment in my life and career and I’ve deliberately waited until I found the right partner to bring this to the screen.” 

Starz’s Murder Was the Case will go more in depth into the fatal shooting of Philip Woldermariam, a rival gang member, and how Snoop was charged with first degree murder. 

The series will show how the publicity affected Snoop and made sales of his debut album soar, as well as look at the defense team led by Johnnie Cochran, who repped OJ Simpson the year before. 

Alongside 50 Cent and Snoop, Shante Broadus and Sara Ramaker will serve as executive producers through Snoopadelic Films. Anthony Wilson is also an executive producer on the series from Lionsgate Television in development for Starz.

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The cable network has not announced a release date and is currently looking for a television writer to pen the series.

The second season of Moment in Time is currently in development.

This won’t be the first time Snoop and 50 Cent worked together on a television project. Snoop has a current role as a conniving pastor on 50 Cent’s crime series BMF.