Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has found a home for his latest television project. The Grammy Award winner turned television mogul has partnered with Paramount+ to develop a new series called Vice City.
“Vice City follows three friends, and former soldiers, who return to their home city of Miami in the mid-80s after being dishonorably discharged from the military for their involvement in the Iran Contra scandal. Disgraced, displaced, and forgotten by the country they served and with no good job prospects, the three friends partner with a mysterious Colombian immigrant, uniting their financial needs and criminal ambitions to form a heist crew,” a logline from Deadline reads.
“Fueled by the need for American green, they traverse a violent and dangerous path in pursuit of the American Dream.”
Vice City is far from the only series Jackson is working on at the moment. BMF is currently riding the high of its second season on Starz. Meanwhile, Power Book II: Ghost is rolling out its third season later this month. Down the line, he also is working on a British boxing drama called Fightland.
Beyond his work in television and film, the New York native also has plans to record new music. In January, he told his Instagram followers that he was planning to release new music by the end of the year, but he did not elaborate on what that would entail.
One month later, he hinted at the possibility of appearing on King’s Disease IV.
“He is now working on a studio album with Dr. Dre, Eminem has sent him new songs to collaborate on, and Nas has tapped him for a feature on his forthcoming King’s Disease 4. And after a string of one-off shows and a subsequent international run last year, 50 is also planning to tour domestically for the first time in 13 years,” Billboard Deputy Director of R&B/Hip-Hop Carl Lamarre wrote in a recent cover story.