50 Cent is Producing a Trill League Animated Series For Quibi
Everyone’s trying to get in on the superhero craze, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is no exception. Via The Hollywood Reporter, the rapper/actor has just signed on to produce an animated adaptation of Anthony Piper’s Trill League superhero comic. The series will air on the upcoming mobile streaming service, Quibi.
Piper first came up with the concept for Trill League in 2012 after sketching a character named Trill Robin. He later fleshed out an entire team of black superheroes who were essentially remixes of DC A-listers. In 2015, Piper sought funding for a proper comic book with a Kickstarter that described the series as “a hilarious parody combining the world of superheroes, anime and hip-hop culture.” The campaign generated over $20,000, and Piper released the first Trill League graphic novel in 2017.
Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television is producing Trill League alongside 3 Arts Entertainment and Lionsgate Television. Piper is also co-creating the cartoon with Jameel Saleem, who has previously worked on South Park and Disenchantment. This actually isn’t the first time that Piper has attempted to bring his comic to the small screen. He revealed to Complex in 2017 that he was going to pitch an adaptation to Adult Swim.
In addition to Trill League, Piper has also freelanced for Marvel in the past. He has also worked on titles like Domino, Uncanny X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Infinite Comic.
“As an artist and writer, I couldn’t be more excited to fulfill this lifelong dream of creating a world with voices which reflected the one I came from,” Piper said in a statement. “Working alongside my talented co-writer Jameel, as well as all of the partners involved (G-Unit, Lionsgate, Quibi, 3 Arts), this has been one of the dopest endeavors of my creative career.”
“Writing a show about black superheroes is a dream come true for me,” added Saleem. “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, 3 Arts and Quibi. It’s going to be something special.”
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