Snoop Dogg & 50 Cent Developing Starz Miniseries Based On Snoop’s 1993 Murder Trial

The Starz anthology series A Moment in Time, which looks back at hip-hop colliding with celebrity, has found the subject of its second season. Snoop Dogg and his 1993 murder trial, where he was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting of rival gang member Philip Woldermariam, who was shot by his bodyguard, will be the focus, with 50 Cent developing the season.

The season will be titled Murder Was The Case – the same name of Snoop’s hit single at the time – and will look at how the publicity helped sell records (debut album ‘Doggy Style’ was #1 at the time) but hurt his case during his trial, where he was represented by defense attorney Johnnie Cochran only a year removed from the O.J. Simpson verdict.

“Murder Was The Case is an incredible story,” said 50 Cent in a statement. “Snoop had the biggest album in the country and was fighting his freedom in the courtroom.”

Snoop Dogg added: “I am excited to finally tell the story of Murder Was The Case. This was a pivotal moment in my life and career and I’ve deliberately waited until I found the right partner to bring this to the screen. You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.”

This project is a part of 50 Cent‘s overall deal with Starz. He’s already produced the network’s long-running series Power and its spinoffs, as well as the recently renewed BMF. He will produce A Moment In Time: Murder Was The Case under his G-Unit banner. A search for a writer for the season is reportedly underway.


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