*50 Cent is expanding his television portfolio.
The executive producer and co-star of the Starz drama “Power” has teamed with producer Will Packer for “My Friend 50,” a single-camera comedy for Fox. The duo will executive produce and 50 Cent will recur in the series as a version of himself, reports Deadline.com.
“My Friend 50,” which has a script order, follows Amanda Kramer, an unstable twentysomething who believes that joining 50 Cent’s entourage is the answer to all her problems. Her unlikely journey with 50’s crew takes the form of a bizarre documentary commissioned by the most unreliable narrator in history: Amanda.
The project hails from Packer’s Will Packer Productions, Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television and Universal Television, where Packer is under a first-look production deal. Korin D. Huggins, Head of Television for Will Packer Productions, co-executive produces.
According to Deadline, “My Friend 50” falls outside of the overall deal he recently signed with Starz. He also is an executive producer of SundanceTV’s “Dream School.” As an actor, he recently co-starred in the boxing feature “Southpaw” and comedy “Spy.”