The new legal drama series, For Life, which Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson serves as executive producer and guest star, shut down filming in New York on Friday due to issues with COVID-19 testing on set.   

‘As a result of some inconsistent test results, and out of an abundance of caution, we paused production earlier today,’ a representative for Sony Pictures Television said in a statement to Deadline.

It’s believed that multiple people on the show produced positive tests followed by negative results, according to sources.

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COVID-19 concerns: The new legal drama series, For Life, which Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson serves as executive producer and guest star, shut down filming in New York on Friday due to issues with COVID-19 testing on set

COVID-19 concerns: The new legal drama series, For Life, which Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson serves as executive producer and guest star, shut down filming in New York on Friday due to issues with COVID-19 testing on set

COVID-19 concerns: The new legal drama series, For Life, which Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson serves as executive producer and guest star, shut down filming in New York on Friday due to issues with COVID-19 testing on set

So far it’s unclear how many positive results or false positives there were among the cast and crew, but the inconsistency was still enough to have studio executives shut production down temporarily. 

For Life had been shooting in the borough of Queens, although 50 Cent was not seen on set at the time, as reported by TMZ

The series, which started filming its second season on August 26, is believed to be the first production to be back up and running in New York since the mass closures due to the coronavirus crisis. 

It's believed that multiple people on the show produced positive tests followed by negative results, according to sources

It's believed that multiple people on the show produced positive tests followed by negative results, according to sources

It’s believed that multiple people on the show produced positive tests followed by negative results, according to sources

The premise: The series, which started filming its second season on August 26, stars Nicholas Pinnock as a man imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit who becomes an attorney and helps to overturn the wrongful convictions of twenty of his fellow inmates, including himself

The premise: The series, which started filming its second season on August 26, stars Nicholas Pinnock as a man imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit who becomes an attorney and helps to overturn the wrongful convictions of twenty of his fellow inmates, including himself

The premise: The series, which started filming its second season on August 26, stars Nicholas Pinnock as a man imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit who becomes an attorney and helps to overturn the wrongful convictions of twenty of his fellow inmates, including himself

Film and television productions across the country are now slowly returning with an abundance of precautions and coronavirus testing in place.  

For Life is scheduled to resume production in Queen on Monday as scheduled, if there’s a remedy for the testing problems.  

The drama, which stars Nicholas Pinnock in the lead role, is loosely based on the life of Isaac Wright Jr., who was imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit. While incarcerated, he became an attorney and helped to overturn the wrongful convictions of twenty of his fellow inmates, before finally proving his own innocence.  

Along with Pinnock the show also features Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Dorian Missick, Tyla Harris, Mary Stuart Masterson, Boris McGiver and Timothy Busfield, among others.

Surprise! Earlier this week, 50 Cent teamed-up with Instagram influencer Jay Mazini and handed out bundles of cash to  employees at Burger King restaurant in Queens, New York

Surprise! Earlier this week, 50 Cent teamed-up with Instagram influencer Jay Mazini and handed out bundles of cash to  employees at Burger King restaurant in Queens, New York

Surprise! Earlier this week, 50 Cent teamed-up with Instagram influencer Jay Mazini and handed out bundles of cash to  employees at Burger King restaurant in Queens, New York

Paying it forward: The crowd of employees roared as the legendary rapper handed out money to fast food workers

Paying it forward: The crowd of employees roared as the legendary rapper handed out money to fast food workers

Paying it forward: The crowd of employees roared as the legendary rapper handed out money to fast food workers

Earlier this week, the 45-year-old rapper and entrepreneur teamed-up with Instagram influencer Jay Mazini and surprised employees at Burger King restaurant in Queens, New York, by handing out more than $30,000 in cash.

In the video, Mazini is first seen calling workers over to the drive-thru window where he asks employees how they are doing. 

‘How’s life treating you, how is everything with COVID? he said before adding, ‘They paying right?’

He then proceeded to start handing out bundles of cash which garnered an abundance of excitement. 

That excitement turned to shrieks and screams when 50 Center arrived moments later and pulled cash out of his pockets and started divvying it out with a big smile on his face.

‘ME & @50cent HAD TO SHUT BURGERKING DOWN IN SOUTHSIDE QUESNS,’ Mazini captioned his Instagram post. 

‘PASSED OVER 30K ME & @50cent TO THESE HARD WORKERS, DURING THIS PANDEMIC.’

Beaming: 50 Cent was all smiles as he chatted with people during his impromptu giveaway

Beaming: 50 Cent was all smiles as he chatted with people during his impromptu giveaway

Beaming: 50 Cent was all smiles as he chatted with people during his impromptu giveaway

Big bucks: Mazini said they ended up handing out more than $30,000 in cash

Big bucks: Mazini said they ended up handing out more than $30,000 in cash

Big bucks: Mazini said they ended up handing out more than $30,000 in cash

  

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