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‘Power’ Creator Courtney Kemp Gets 50 Cent’s Attention After She Announces New Crime Drama on Rival Station HBO

“Power” show creator Courtney Kemp will bring her talent of writing gritty crime dramas to HBO.

According to Deadline, she’ll create a new show called “Dirty Thirty” that will be a joint project between HBO and Lionsgate. The story will dramatize the exploits of a team of real-life New York City cops that committed a slew of crimes in the 1990s out of Harlem’s 30th Precinct.

Courtney Kemp announces new show on HBO called "The Dirty Thirty."


“[It’s] a story of a cop family and ends as the story of a crime wave infecting the highest levels of municipal government, corrupting the justice system and defining a city,” HBO describes the show, which will have hour-long episodes.

Kemp will be the showrunner, executive producer and writer of the series, and she shared news of it on Instagram.

“I’m so excited to announce my next project with @hbo @jerryferrara @elhiholzman and @aaronsaidman,” she wrote on Feb. 4. “Heading back to #lax now to get things started.”

50 Cent, who works with Kemp on “Power” as executive producer, also shared the news on his Instagram page and congratulated her.

“My girl out here killing sh–,” he wrote. “Tick tick boom”

The announcement of “Dirty Thirty” comes about four months after news surfaced that Kemp signed a major deal with Lionsgate, the parent company of the Starz Network, which houses “Power.”

The three-year deal came through Kemp’s production company End of Episode, and as a part of it the 41-year-old will develop “Power” spinoffs, as well as other shows.

The real life Dirty Thirty cops were accused of running a drug operation out of the 30th precinct, and after a two-year undercover investigation 33 officers were arrested on various charges that included narcotics distribution, extortion, grand larceny and civil rights conspiracy.

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