Shortly after BMF premiered its highly-anticipated second season, Starz renewed the series for a third installment. The show’s popularity reveals the BMF family’s impact on the hip-hop community.
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“BMF” Series Renewed
BMF, executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson—who also has an 8 Mile reboot in the works—has officially been renewed for a third season. This past Tuesday, Starz made the announcement where they also shared that the drama series ranked as the most socially engaged series, pulling 4.1M viewers.
According to Variety, the president of original programming for Starz, Kathryn Busby, quoted,
“’BMF’ captures the essence of Detroit through elevated, gritty storytelling and our fans have passionately responded to this show more than ever before,” Busby said. “Following such a strong debut with season two, we’re thrilled to continue to expand on the incredible story of the Flenory brothers as they change the game by writing their own rules. We can’t wait to see what our extraordinary producers and cast deliver next.”
Recently, 50 Cent took to Instagram to celebrate the news, saying, “BMF is on fire season 3 here we go. Spin-offs on the way BMF IMMORTALS 1, 2, and 3 BOOM GLG GreenLightGang I don’t miss !”
BMF’s Impact On Hip-Hop Culture
The Black Mafia Family (BMF), led by Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and brother Terry “Southwest” Flenory, was formed in 1985 in Detroit and was the most powerful crime family in the U.S. The family made their mark on hip-hop culture with their extravagant lifestyles, capturing the attention of many.
In the early 2000s, the infamous family also entered the hip-hop music industry as BMF Entertainment, where it served as a promoter and record label for many high-profile artists, such as Los Angeles rapper Bleu Davinci.
Catch new episodes from the second season of BMF on Starz on Fridays at 8 pm EST.
50 Cent Announces New Upcoming TV Project, “Fightland” With Starz
It’s clear that when it comes to entertainment, 50 Cent is unstoppable. The rapper-turned-TV mogul recently announced that he would collaborate with Starz to develop the British drama series, Fightland.
The scripted project will tell a story about the dangerous world of British boxing.