50 Cent Teaming Up With Starz on Boxing Drama ‘Fightland’ – As Production Partnership Ends

50 Cent is partnering with Starz to develop boxing drama Fightland. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Starz are taking the drama to the ring for Fightland, a new scripted series set in the high stakes world of British boxing.

The network said in a recent press release, the series will follow a retired, disgraced world champion fighter, who is drawn into the corrupt underbelly of the sport after the disappearance of his childhood best friend and training partner. To save his friend, the troubled fighter returns to a way of life that almost destroyed him.

“Fightland embodies the stakes, swagger and ambition that collaborations between Starz and 50 Cent have come to represent,” said Kathryn Busby, president of original programming at Starz. “We are excited to be working with Daniel and Marlon who are brilliant writers and whose authentic take will bring this global story to life.”

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“BOOM,” 50 Cent added in an Instagram post announcing the new series.

He wrote in the comments section of the post, “This was the last show I had to pitch to Starz first before my deal ended.”

The hip-hop mogul announced in September he would not be renewing his agreement with the network, writing: “I’m out.”

During their successful partnership, the “Candy Shop” rapper executive produced a string of hit shows for the Lionsgate-owned premium cable channel, including Power, Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Force and BMF.

Fightland is written by acclaimed writing team Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith (Save Me, Run).

50 Cent executive produces through his G-Unit Film & Television alongside Francis Hopkinson (Wallander, Bancroft) and Katharine Leadbetter (Woman in White, Catherine the Great) of Expanded Media.

Casting details and a premiere date will be announced later.