Just four days after BMF made its long-await debut, the crime drama has been renewed for a second season.
Starz announced the renewal Thursday, saying BMF was top premiere on the network this year. The series about Detroit’s Black Mafia Family comes from creator Randy Huggins and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
“Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson continues to find and cultivate stories like BMF that are culturally relevant, bringing the network important untold stories that are incredibly diverse both in front of and behind the camera,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, president and CEO of Starz. “Following such a strong debut, we’re excited to see what Curtis, Randy and the award-worthy cast deliver in the second season.”
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BMF debuted on Sunday, Sept. 26. The drug drama is inspired by the true story of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother Terry “Southwest T” Flenory. The two siblings rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s to create one of the most influential crime families in the U.S.
Jackson’s G-Unit Film and Television produces in association with Lionsgate Television for Starz. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of STARZ. Erin Conroy is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Lionsgate.
Tasha Smith directed multiple episodes and executive produces. Terri Kopp, Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements also serve as executive producers along with 50 Cent.
BMF airs Sunday nights on Starz.