Local actors, talent and fans were treated to a special screening of BMF last night at Emagine theaters in Royal Oak. With the shows focus on Detroit and the history of the city, as well as cast members from the area, a private event with custom drinks, a private screening and was hosted by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. BMF is part of the local story of Detroit and is the beginning to so many other stories in the area as well as that of 50 Cent.
BMF or Black Mafia Family debuted it’s first episode on Starz last night with subscription service. The show follows the story of the two brothers who started and created one of the largest drug distribution groups in the country. The show starts long before Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory were names known throughout the city of Detroit and shows how they started working together to create a drug “kingdom” in the city and beyond. The first season shows the rise of BMF, but we’re not sure just how far it will take the story. Will it cover the creation of the music label? And who else from local infamy will we see grace the screen?
The screening last night was a star studded event with Russell Hornsby, Michole Briana White, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory, Randy Huggins, Da’Vinchi, Kash Doll and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson attended and answered questions regarding the project, the future of the show and what inspired them to bring the story to the screen. Much like the story the show, books and movies are based on – BMF is still a Detroit story. It may not be one for every viewer and it may not be one that people want to acknowledge.
BMF is now on Starz subscription service with the first episode currently available. Look for more episodes next week as well as other well known major artists who will be playing roles throughout the series. BMF” will move to its regular time slot at 8 PM ET/PT starting on Sunday, October 3. The series will air across all STARZ platforms in the U.S. and Canada and will air day and date internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across Europe, Latin America and Japan.
Cast Panel Q&A at Detroit Premiere:
“BMF” is inspired by the true story of two brothers, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory (Demetrius Flenory, Jr.) and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory (Da’Vinchi), from the inner-city streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980’s, who fostered the most prominent drug trafficking organization in the U.S., known as “Black Mafia Family.”
This series explores the brothers’ lives, their family dynamics and their relationship with the community in an authentic manner that highlights their upbringing in a traditional family unit. Their parents Charles Flenory (Russell Hornsby) and Lucille Flenory (Michole Briana White), as well as their spiritual advisor, Pastor Swift (Snoop Dogg), push the brothers to pursue formal educations. The tension between Meech and Terry’s blood family and the criminal family they formed to eradicate themselves from poverty creates inner conflict as the brothers pursue the ever-elusive American Dream.
“BMF” is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (co-creator of the “Power” Universe, “For Life”), alongside showrunner, executive producer, writer and Detroit native Randy Huggins (“Star,” “Rebel,” “Power”). Tasha Smith(“Empire,” “Power,” Why Did I Get Married?) is set to direct multiple episodes and executive produce. Terri Kopp, Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements also serve as executive producers on the series. “BMF” is produced through Jackson’s G-Unit Film and Television in association with Lionsgate Television for STARZ.