Discovery+ has ordered the true-crime anthology series “Confessions of a Crime Queen” from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Lionsgate Television, a spokesperson for the streaming service told TheWrap Monday.
The show is described as “a first-of-its-kind anthology series that brings to life riveting, headline-making stories by combining documentary and scripted genres.”
The plan is for each season of “Confessions of a Crime Queen” to focus on the true story of “one larger-than-life woman who created and led a multi-million-dollar criminal empire before a dramatic fall from power” and for the actresses’ portraying the subjects to interview the real-life crime lords.
Casting for the first season, which is expected to premiere in 2022 on the young Discovery, Inc.-owned streaming service, is underway now.
The anthology series will be executive produced by Jackson through his G-Unit Film & Television production banner and Rich Bye for his Goodbye Pictures company. The show hails from Lionsgate Television.
“As G-Unit Film & Television continues its rapid growth, we have to think outside the box and challenge ourselves to tell entertaining and important stories in new ways,” Jackson said in a statement. “With the support of Discovery+, our friends at Lionsgate TV and in partnership with top producer, Rich Bye and Goodbye Pictures, we have the right team to help us continue pushing the creative envelope. I am thrilled to add ‘Confessions of a Crime Queen’ to the G-Unit Film & Television slate in 2022.”
Lisa Holme, group senior vice president of commercial content and strategy at Discovery+ added: “Discovery+ is delighted to partner with Curtis, G-Unit Film & Television, Goodbye Pictures and Lionsgate on this ambitious and innovative project. Combining our unparalleled home for original true crime content with his vision for how to tell these stories in a new way will give true crime fans a fresh perspective on the genre.”
Deadline first reported the news that “Confessions of a Crime Queen” had been ordered at Discovery+.