December 17, 2019
Pending subscription streaming video service Quibi and Lionsgate Dec. 17 announced collaboration on “Trill League,” an animated black superhero series based on the graphic novel of the same name by Anthony Piper, combining the worlds of superheroes, anime and hip hop culture.
The short-form video series is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (“Power”) and 3 Arts Entertainment’s Jermaine Johnson. Trill League is co-created, written and executive produced by Jameel Saleem (“South Park”) and Piper. The series is produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and G-Unit Film & Television in association with Lionsgate Television.
In an era of social injustice and Internet trolls, a league of black superheroes is tasked with saving the world from monsters, super villains and haters of all kinds, while also satirizing modern American society.
“I am excited to bring G-Unit Film & Television to an innovative platform like Quibi with my partners at Lionsgate and 3 Arts. Anthony Piper and Jameel Saleem have created a world we haven’t seen before in ‘Trill League,’ looking forward to sharing it soon,” Jackson said in a statement.
“Writing a show about black superheroes is a dream come true for me,” said Saleem, who added he couldn’t be luckier working with “brilliant” Anthony Piper. “It’s going to be something special.”
Quibi ($5), from DreamWorks Animation founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP CEO Meg Whitman, launches April 6, 2020.