We love to see Black men banding together to boss up in business! "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson have teamed up to bring a new urban drama to Netflix. Their joint venture is based on The 50th Law, the bestselling book by Jackson and Robert Greene and both of their production companies are involved.
The Deadline exclusive says that "The 50th Law is a semi-autobiographical account detailing 50 Cent’s rise as both a young urban hustler and as an up-and-coming musician with lessons and anecdotes from historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Sun Tzu, Socrates, Napoleon, Malcolm X and James Baldwin.
Barris executive produces through his company Khalabo Ink Society via his overall deal at Netflix, which he recently exited for a producing pact at ViacomCBS. At Netflix, Barris created, executive produces and stars in comedy series #blackAF, which has been renewed for a second season. Through his Khalabo Ink Society, Barris also executive produces the Astronomy Club sketch comedy series and the upcoming Kid Cudi adult animated music series Entergalactic."
Jackson, as many of you know, is the producer of the Starz series "Power", its spin-off "Power Book II: Ghost" which are both wildly popular. Power Book II: Ghost already has been renewed for a second season; Power Book III: Raising Kanan is slated to debut this year.
There's no premiere date just yet for The 50th Law but, some of us are thinking that these hot new series could be part of the reason behind Netflix's recent price jump. The streaming powerhouse has gone from $7.99 to $19.99 in a ten year timespan but, the level of entertainment is almost hard to beat!
Will you be sticking with Netflix to watch The 50th Law or, are you going to pass on this series for now? Sound off in the comments below!