Ahead of its launch in April, short-form content platform Quibi (stands for “Quick Bites”) is going on a commissioning spree to rival the major streamers, and animation is a part of its plans. The company has just announced its latest animated series: an adaptation of Anthony Piper’s superhero comic Trill League, executive-produced by rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Set in a universe of black superheroes, Trill League gleefully sends up well-known comic book characters, parodying everything from Naruto to Power Rangers. Piper initially funded the comic with a Kickstarter campaign, which collected over $20,000 after launching in 2015. As per the Kickstarter page, “Trill League is a hilarious parody combining the world of superheroes, anime, and hip-hop culture.”
Piper is teaming up with Jameel Saleem, whose credits include South Park and Matt Groening’s Disenchanted, to write the show. Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television and 3 Arts Entertainment is producing association with Lionsgate Television. 3 Arts’s Jermaine Johnson is executive-producing alongside Jackson.