50 Cent has been making media moves as of late. BMF, the crime drama he serves as executive producer for, was greenlit for a third season in January. More recently, he was confirmed to be co-starring alongside Mel Gibson in the thriller Boneyard. Furthermore, he is currently shopping for a new home for his planned BMF spin-offs after recently shunning Starz.
However, this latest project, under his G-Unit Film & Television production company, will be different for a few reasons. 50's new show, which is in early development, will move away from the dramas with which he has become associated. Furthermore, it will also premiere on a new platform for the rapper and entertainment mogul.
50 Cent To Create Tattoo Show For Hulu
50 has long been associated with the Starz network, which is home to his long-running Power franchise. However, his latest project will reportedly air on Hulu. According to Deadline, 50 will be producing an unscripted reality show called Redemption Ink. Per the show's announcement, "Redemption Ink follows ex-gang and hate group members at a crossroads in their lives. As a first step toward redemption, these troubled individuals are covering up their gangland tattoos, which stand as constant reminders of their dark and complex histories. While sitting in the chair, they will share their emotional stories with the talented tattoo artists devoted to giving them hope." 50 will serve as an executive producer for the show, which will follow the day-to-day life of the shop.
The show will focus on the eponymous tattoo shop run by Luis Gutierrez in Hutchinson, Kansas. Gutierrez was formerly incarcerated and after being released, dedicated his life to helping other people like him. His shop works to help remove or transform gang-related tattoos and similar iconography in order to help individuals who want to move on in their life. Redemption Ink shared the announcement soon after it was revealed by Deadline. The Facebook announcement spoke of "big things" that had been in the works for the shop. Hutchinson will also serve as a unique reality show location. The city of 40,000 people is located in south-central Kansas. There is currently no timetable for the show's release.