Starz has put in development superhero-themed series Tomorrow, Today, based on a screenplay by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who also will executive produce. The project falls under an extension of the Power exec producer’s overall deal announced today at TCA.
The overall deal extends Jackson’s existing pact another year into September 2018 to develop new projects for the network with his G-Unit Film & Television production company. Tomorrow, Today is the first project in development from Jackson and G-Unit.
“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. 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.” said Jackson.
“We’re excited to develop this series with Curtis to showcase his producing skills with this unique storyline,” said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz.
Tomorrow, Today is a superhero-themed series about 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.
Anthony Cipriano (Bates Motel) and Dan Kay (I.T.) will executive produce Tomorrow, Today with Kirkland Morris serving as producer. Cipriano, Kay and Morris will also write for the series.
Power‘s Season 3 premiere on July 17 set viewership records for Starz, with the S3 debut up more than 58% from Season 2 and 389% from Season 1, respectively, according to Starz. The series was recently greenlit for a fourth season.
Jackson is repped by APA and attorneys Stephen Savva and Eric Feig. APA also represents: Cipriano, Kay and Morris. Kay is also repped by Circle of Confusion.