Quibi greenlights animated black superhero show with 50 Cent onboard

Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson

Shortform streamer Quibi has ordered an animated adaptation of graphic novel Trill League, which has rapper and Power actor Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson attached to exec produce.

The series, which will also be known as Trill League, satirizes modern American society and follows a group of black superheroes who are tasked with saving the world from monsters, super villains and internet trolls.

It is being produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and G-Unit Film & Television, in association with Lionsgate Television, with Jackson exec producing alongside Jermaine Johnson. The show has been co-created and written by Jameel Saleem (South Park) and Anthony Piper, author of the source material.

“Writing a show about black superheroes is a dream come true for me and I couldn’t be luckier getting to do it with the brilliant Anthony Piper, who created this awesome world, and all the folks at G-Unit, Lionsgate, 3Arts and Quibi,” said Saleem.

Last month, the streamer ordered docuseries Slugfest, which explores the rivalry between comic book publishers Marvel and DC. The show has Avengers: End Game directors Anthony Russo and Joseph Russo onboard to exec produce.

Quibi is to launch on 6 April 2020, and counts Disney, Viacom, WarnerMedia and BBC Studios as investors.

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