Blowing Money Fast Tells the Comprehensive Story of the Black Mafia Family that Inspired the “BMF” Scripted Series
STARZ announced today its docuseries The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast will premiere Sunday, October 23, 2022. The docuseries comes on the heels of STARZ’s scripted drama series BMF, a multi-season drama that addressed the early Detroit years in its first season. The limited event series will cover the full arc of the BMF story, from the Flenory family’s rise in the early ‘80s in Detroit, through the peak years during the late 90’s and early aughts, to the end of their reign in 2006, up to present day.
The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast premieres Sunday, October 23 at midnight on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming and on-demand platforms, and internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across its footprint in Europe and Latin America. On linear, it will debut on STARZ at 10:00 PM ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada.
The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast is a limited event, half-hour episodic documentary series about the infamous Black Mafia Family, as told by former members, insiders, associates, and celebrity figures close to the family. From Detroit corner boys to notorious drug kingpins, and hip hop kingmakers, the eight-part docuseries will chart the meteoric rise and fall of BMF founders: Demetrius “Big Meech” and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, two brothers who built one of the largest cocaine empires in American history. The fabled story spans four decades across five major U.S. cities, immersing viewers in a network of crisscrossing relationships between crime, hip hop, and law enforcement. The series affords viewers exclusive access inside all the epic family feuds, high stakes drug deals, suspicious murders, and champagne drenched parties attended by hip-hop royalty.
The docuseries features exclusive access to the Flenory Brothers and former BMF members, while journalists and consultants close to the key players provide the production authenticity, historical, and cultural context. Additionally, the series will feature exclusive interviews, never-before-seen archival footage, original vérité footage, celebrity interviews, and original impressionistic imagery inspired by first-hand accounts.
The eight-episode series is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (“BMF,” “Power” Universe) and Shan Nicholson (“Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury” and Rubble Kings) who will also serve as the series’ showrunner. The series will be directed by Nicholson and Chris Frierson (The King, Don’t Try to Understand: A Year in the Life of Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons).
Additional executive producers include Richard Perello and Stacey Offman, co-executive producers Brad Hebert and Isaac Bolden, and senior producer Jessica Vale. The documentary series is produced for STARZ by Jigsaw Productions and G-Unit Film & Television. Alice Dickens Koblin, Head of Unscripted Programming is overseeing BMF: Blowing Money First on behalf of STARZ. The BMF scripted series is produced and owned by Lionsgate Television.