Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Starz are set to extend their exclusive premium overall deal, announcing a new superhero series titled Tomorrow, Today.
Based on a screenplay by Jackson, who is also on board as executive producer, Tomorrow, Today tells of a veteran from the south side of Chicago who, after being falsely imprisoned, becomes the personal experiment of a mad prison doctor trying to create the perfect man – and an unstoppable killing machine. Set free, but on the run, the veteran must reconcile with the world that has turned against him, and use his newfound abilities for good.
Jackson and Starz have seen strong success with the increasingly popular Power, which saw the season 3 premiere viewership jump 58% from the season 2 premiere.
“I am looking forward to continuing my relationship with my Starz family; we have had great success together on Power and I am excited to get going on all of our upcoming projects together,” Jackson said in a statement.
“I knew Starz would be the perfect home for Tomorrow, Today. This project is very personal to me…creating it, writing it, finding the best team for it and I will continue to be involved every step of the way.”
The project sounds like it could be in the same vein as Netflix’s upcoming Luke Cage series, which is completely fine with us. After all, having a diverse range of (hopefully) strong superhero outings from which to pick from on television can only be a good thing.
We’ll keep you informed.