Quibi and Lionsgate are teaming with rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson for the animated sequence Trill League, an adaptation of Anthony Piper’s indie graphic novel and its anime-inflected, hip-hop-informed imaginative and prescient of a black superhero universe.
Jameel Saleem (South Park) and Piper are co-creators and writers of the sequence, which they are going to govt produce with Jackson (Energy) and three Arts Leisure’s Jermaine Johnson. The sequence is produced by three Arts Leisure and G-Unit Movie & Tv in affiliation with Lionsgate Tv.
“I’m excited to convey G-Unit Movie & Tv to an revolutionary platform like Quibi with my companions at Lionsgate and three Arts,” Jackson mentioned. “Anthony Piper and Jameel Saleem have created a world we haven’t seen earlier than in Trill League, wanting ahead to sharing it quickly.”
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The synopsis from the producers: “In an period of social injustice and web trolls, a league of black superheroes, Trill League is tasked with saving the world from monsters, tremendous villains and haters of all types. Prepare for this remixed rendition of your favourite superheroes because the sequence satirizes trendy American society.”
Trill League parodies lots of the characters from DC Comics and launched in 2015 with a Kickstarter marketing campaign. Social media was a giant issue within the spreading recognition of the sequence however, up to now, its nonetheless a comparatively obscure model within the comics world.
“As an artist and author, I couldn’t be extra excited to satisfy this lifelong dream of making a world with voices which mirrored the one I got here from,” Piper mentioned. “Working alongside my proficient co-writer Jameel, in addition to all the companions concerned (G-Unit, Lionsgate, Quibi, 3Arts), this has been one of many dopest endeavors of my inventive profession.”
Quibi launches April 6, 2020.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is represented by APA and attorneys Stephen Savva and Eric Feig. Anthony Piper is represented by Jermaine Johnson at three Arts Leisure and Raymond Tambe with Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Jameel is represented by Sheree Guitar at Sheree Guitar Leisure and Jonathan Shikora with Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler Feldman & Clark.