Deadline brings word that on the small screen as CBS All Access is in final negotiations to acquire his crime drama Twenty Four Seven with T.I. (Ant-Man and the Wasp) set to star.
The series, which is being written by Dallas Jackson based on Derrick Parker and Matt Diehl’s novel Notorious C.O.P.: The Inside Story of the Tupac, Biggie, and Jam Master Jay Investigations from NYPD’s First ‘Hip-Hop Cop, will center on Parker (T.I.) and chronicle some of his work on the biggest criminal cases in rap history, from the shooting at Club New York to the first shooting of Tupac Shakur.
Jackson is set to executive produce the series via his G Unit Film & Television banner with Dallas Jackson alongside T.I. through his Grand Hustle Entertainment, Brian Sher and Tom Sullivan. Though not currently set to star in the project, Jackson has generally appeared in his series in either recurring or guest appearances, leaving the possibility open of him appearing.
The series will be produced by CBS TV Studios and Lionsgate TV, where 50 Cent has a mega first-look deal with the studio. The 45-year-old producer and musician took to Instagram to announce the news of the new project.
After appearing as himself for a number of series for seven years, T.I. began his small screen acting work with a main role in the second season of Starz’s Boss, followed by appearances in CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 reboot, Showtime’s House of Lies and History Channel’s Roots remake. He will next be seen on the small screen in the next chapter of Nat Geo’s Genius anthology series centered on Aretha Franklin.