Starz announced on Monday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that as part of its extended overall deal with the Power EP/producer/rapper, it would be developing the superhero drama Tomorrow, Today, based on a screenplay by Jackson.
“I knew Starz would be the perfect home for Tomorrow, Today,” Jackson, who will exec-produce the project, said in a statement. “This project is very personal to me — creating it, writing it, finding the best team for it, and I will continue to be involved every step of the way.”
Tomorrow, Today follows a war veteran from Chicago’s South Side who, after being falsely imprisoned, becomes the personal experiment of a mad prison doctor trying to create the perfect man — and an unstoppable killing machine. Set free but on the run, the veteran must reconcile with the world that has turned against him, and use his newfound abilities for good.
Anthony Cipriano (Bates Motel) and Dan Kay will also serve as EPs, as well as write for the series (along with producer Kirkland Morris).
Jackson’s Power recently set a ratings record for Starz with its Season 3 premiere, besting even the buzzier Outlander, in a new Sunday time slot. Starz proceeded to renew Power for Seasons 4 and 5.