8 Mile tells the story of an up-and-coming rapper played by Eminem who tries to jumpstart his career in Detroit. Since its release, the soundtrack has dominated the Billboard charts.
According to 50 Cent, “The Real Slim Shady” singer needed very little persuading to get the idea of a TV series going.
“I think it should be for his legacy, because if you don’t see … it’s important to me that they understand that,” Jackson said.
Jackson also said that the TV series will not be an exact replica of the 2002 film, comparing his upcoming series to the 2022 reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
“I want to show and suggest more details — things that were said in the interview or things that you’ve used before and things like that,” Jackson said. “You see that kind of thing in the character of the characters.”
The official release date of the series has not yet been announced.