‘BMF’ Scores Speedy Season 2 Renewal at Starz – The Hollywood Reporter
Starz is exhibiting early confidence in BMF.
The Lionsgate-backed premium cable community has handed out a speedy second-season renewal for the drama (aka Black Mafia Household) from exec producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
The sequence about two brothers from a criminal offense household in Detroit within the late ’80s is predicated on the lives of Demetrius “Massive Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory who parlayed a profitable drug enterprise into the world of hip-hop. Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., Da’Vinchi (Grown-ish) and Russell Hornsby premiered Sept. 26 and, in accordance with Starz, ranks because the No. 1 premiere on the cabler’s app this yr and has robust completion charge on its OTT platforms. Particular knowledge on the sequence from author/showrunner Randy Huggins (Energy, Star) was not out there.
“Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson continues to seek out and domesticate tales like BMF which are culturally related, bringing the community essential untold tales which are extremely various each in entrance of and behind the digital camera,” stated Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch. “Following such a powerful debut, we’re excited to see what Curtis, Randy and the award-worthy solid ship within the second season.”
BMF was ordered straight to sequence in April 2020. The present has been a longtime a ardour venture for Jackson, who recurs within the sequence and likewise exec produces 4 reveals general at Starz. On BMF, Jackson exec produces alongside Huggins, Tasha Smith, Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements, with Heather Zuhlke becoming a member of for season two. The sequence is owned in-house and produced by Lionsgate TV and Jackson’s G-Unit Movie and TV banner, which has an general pact with the premium cable web.
After wrapping the flagship Energy sequence, Jackson’s Starz roster of scripted originals additionally contains Energy E-book II: Ghost, Energy E-book III: Elevating Kanan and Energy E-book IV: Power. The cabler’s scripted roster additionally contains Blindspotting, Harmful Liaisons, Gaslit, Heels, Hightown, Outlander, P-Valley, Run the World, Shining Vale and Step Up, amongst others.
The early renewal for BMF speaks not solely to the cabler’s confidence within the present but in addition to Jackson’s worth to the community after Energy creator Courtney Kemp just lately moved her general deal from Starz company mum or dad Lionsgate to Netflix. She stays concerned within the Energy franchise as a non-writing exec producer.