ABC to Develop 50 Cent's Isaac Wright Drama Series
ABC is set to develop 50 Cent's TV series based on the life of Isaac Wright Jr., according to Variety.
The untitled series would tell the story of Wright, who was wrongfully convicted as the KINGPIN behind one of the largest drug distribution networks in New Jersey. He now practices law in the same courtroom where he was sentenced to life behind bars. In prison, Wright studied the law and worked as a proxy-lawyer, writing briefs and motions that judges said were better crafted than Harvard law scholars, to overturn the convictions of over 20 fellow inmates and ultimately to exonerate himself. He now works as a lawyer defending the wrongly accused and going after corrupt institutions.
50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson, will executive produce via his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc banner along with Wright, Doug Robinson, and Alison Greenspan. The show will be written and executive produced by Hank Steinberg with Sony Pictures Television producing.
50 Cent also recently signed a four-year overall deal with Starz, which includes a three-series commitment, the addition of a dedicated development executive, and a discretionary fund for use in developing G-Unit projects.
Steinberg is the co-creator and showrunner on TNT's "The Last Ship,"and he also created the CBS series "Without a Trace."
Read the original article on Variety.