50 Cent to executive produce police gang drama series

20th Apr 17 | Entertainment News

50 Cent has signed on to executive produce a new drama series about police gangs.

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American TV network Crackle announced on Wednesday (19Apr17) that it has commissioned 10 episodes of The Oath, which was written and produced by former Los Angeles deputy sheriff Joe Halpin.

The scripted series concentrates on the inner secret societies in the police force, whose ultimate goal is to protect each other from the outside world as well as within their own organisation, according to Billboard.com.

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, said he was looking forward to working with Halpin, who has previously written for another cop drama series, Hawaii Five-0.

"I am very excited to be partnering with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Crackle," said 50 Cent. "To be able to bring this story to life is something I'm looking forward to and Joe Halpin's personal experience will make this unlike anything that's been seen before."

The show will focus on real-life reflections of gang culture, and Crackle boss Eric Berger said he was excited to see Halpin's stories on their network. "This is the kind of unexpected storytelling that our viewers have come to expect and we look forward to breaking new ground with this new original drama," he said.

Crackle has also picked up RPM, an hour-long drama written by Leo Sardarian and executive produced by 50 Cent, which follows the story of a used car salesman from Boston who moonlights as a getaway driver to support his family.

50 Cent was quick to share the news he had two TV projects picked up by a major network, and posted a snap of himself with "CRACKLE GREENLIGHTS TWO NEW SHOWS FROM 50 CENT" written across it. "Im out here, I'm not playing around. you see me getting the job done. Get with me," the rapper captioned the snap on Instagram.

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