Lionsgate Sound, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s New G-Unit Audio and iHeartPodcasts Debut Thrilling Original Series “Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down a Drug Lord”
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and journalist Charlie Webster dive into how the Flores brothers went from the nation’s top drug traffickers to government informants
Listen to the Trailer HERE
WHAT: After two successful prison escapes and three arrests, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is finally behind bars in the United States. But it wasn’t easy to finally capture the most prolific and dangerous drug lord. In the end, it took twin brothers from Chicago to bring down the powerful Cartel dealer – and they’ll pay for it for the rest of their lives. Produced by Lionsgate Sound and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s G-Unit Audio in collaboration with iHeartPodcasts, “Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down a Drug Lord” dives into the incredible story of the Flores brothers.
Speaking publicly for the first time ever with co-hosts Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and investigative journalist Charlie Webster, Chicago-born identical twins Jay and Peter Flores let listeners into how they went from dealing $2 billion worth of drugs across the country as North America’s most successful cocaine traffickers to government informants who brought down the infamous drug lord, “El Chapo.”
Forever taunted by the gnawing question of “Did we do the right thing?” the brothers’ decision has cost them permanent exile from each other, their father’s life, 14 years in prison and a life sentence of always looking over their shoulder, waiting for their enemies to take revenge. Was it all worth it?
WHO: Award-winning artist and producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and broadcaster and investigative journalist Charlie Webster serve as executive producers and co-hosts in this thrilling real-life saga. The two explore every beat of the terrifying story and sit down for interviews with Jay and Peter Flores in an undisclosed safe house hiding in plain sight.
WHEN: The podcast premieres October 19 with new episodes dropping weekly on Wednesdays. Fans can hear the official trailer now.
WHERE: “Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down a Drug Lord” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and will be available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.
About G-Unit Film & Television
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has carved out a thriving television and film career as both a best in class producer and star. In 2005, he founded G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. which has produced a wide variety of content across numerous platforms and sold a myriad of shows to various networks. Among these is the critically-acclaimed #1 show on Starz, “Power,” in which he not only co-starred in but also served as executive producer and director. In October 2018, Jackson and Starz/Lionsgate closed an unprecedented deal for Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. The partnership, touted as among the most significant deals to date for an Executive Producer in premium television has successfully focused on expansion of the “Power” universe with spin-offs ‘’Power Book II: Ghost,’’ “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” and “Power Book IV: Force.” G-Unit Film & Television also produced the ABC hit, “For Life” and recently wrapped production on season two of the hit series, “Black Mafia Family” for Starz and is set to release the “Black Mafia Family” Docuseries. G-Unit is also in development on the scripted series “Queen Nzinga” at Starz. Slated to air in November from G-Unit Film & Television is “Hip Hop Homicides” at WeTV. Jackson is also expanding into the podcast space through his new G-Unit Audio banner with the upcoming release of “Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down a Drug Lord” in partnership with iHeart Media and Lionsgate Sound. The company is also building out its feature slate, starting with a three picture Horror deal as a collaboration with Horror phenom Eli Roth and 3BlackDot.
About Lionsgate Sound
Lionsgate Sound is the newly-formed audio division of global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B). The full-service podcast production company handles podcast production for Lionsgate’s film & television businesses while also overseeing all elements of podcast production for third party clients. Lionsgate company Pilgrim Media Group – headed by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer Craig Piligian – is a minority owner in Lionsgate Sound and handles the day-to-day operations of the group.
The company aims to tell unforgettable stories; amplify, empower, and advocate for unique and diverse voices; and engage listeners in compelling, fearless, heartfelt, humorous, relevant, and inventive new ways. Lionsgate’s film, television, subscription, and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises, making this division unique in its ability to scale its audio offerings across a broad range of scripted and unscripted content.