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WE tv commissions Hip Hop Homicides from Lionsgate, G-Unit, Monami

AMC Networks-owned pay TV channel WE tv has commissioned an eight-part investigative series from Lionsgate Television, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television and Mona Scott-Young’s Monami Productions.

Curtis Jackson (50 Cent)

Hip Hop Homicides, hosted by US television personality and producer Van Lathan, examines the high number of unsolved murders in the hip-hop community.

The project is set to premiere on WE tv later this year, and will also be available on streaming service ALLBLK, which is also owned by AMC Networks. Monami is overseeing physical production while Lionsgate is handling global distribution.

Executive producers are Jackson for G-Unit Film & Television, Scott-Young, Stephanie R Gayle and Michael Lang for Monami Productions, as well as Vanessa Satten and Anthony Wilson. Executive producers for WE tv are Gellert and Kari McFarland.

“G-Unit Film and Television has thrived by telling real stories. As I continue to grow my current slate, premium non-scripted programming will be a major focus,” said Jackson in a statement.

“This is a significant show for WE tv and also for our ALLBLK streaming service,” added Brett Dismuke, general manager of WE tv and ALLBLK.

“I have worked with Mona, 50 and Don on previous projects, and to have this dream team come together on a culturally significant series like this is important to me and to driving our business as we continue WE tv’s history of serving black viewers and grow ALLBLK into the #1 streaming home for black voices and stories.”


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