Lionsgate and Quibi are teaming up with rapper-actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson to produce an animated black superhero from the graphic novel “Trill League” by Anthony Piper, which combines anime, superheroes, and hip-hop culture.
Quibi is a streaming service that was created in 2018 by Jeffrey Katzenberg and scheduled to launch on April 6, 2020
The series, co-created, written and executive produced by Jameel Saleem and Piper, is being produced by Jackson and 3 Arts Entertainment’s Jermaine Johnson. 3 Arts Entertainment and G-Unit Film & Television in association with Lionsgate Television.
“I am excited to bring G-Unit Film & Television to an innovative platform like Quibi with my partners at Lionsgate and 3 Arts,” Jackson said in a statement. “Anthony Piper and Jameel Saleem have created a world we haven’t seen before in Trill League, looking forward to sharing it soon.”
The animated show has been described as a parody for many DC Comic characters and launched in 2015 with a Kickstarter campaign. Social media, being a big factor in the spreading popularity for the series but, to date, it’s still a relatively unclear brand in the comic world.
Although details regarding the plot and voice actors for Trill League have yet to be announced, the synopsis for the series has been released and it promises to display the re-imagined heroes taking on social injustice as well as social media, all while keeping a profound outlook on modern American society.
The series is set to premiere during the launch of the new short-content streaming service, Quibi.