If you predicted that one day Jamie Oliver and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson would be teaming up for a cable series, hopefully you found someone to bet with because you just became very wealthy.
The Sundance Channel is bringing these two unlikely gentlemen together for a new six-part hour-long series called 'Dream School' which will give high-school dropouts a chance at redemption. These students will get a chance to attend a school more dedicated to their learning needs.
The unscripted series will feature professionals at the top of their fields - filmmaking, politics, music, acting, art, science, etc. - teaching the students.
“Dream School will be at times devastating, at times deeply uplifting, and entirely full of the genuine conflict and struggle that goes along with true transformation. Viewers will see that play out, not just from the teenagers in the show but also from the celebrities and educators who have signed on for this tough yet potentially life-changing project,” said Sundance Channel president Sarah Barnett.
“The series of Dream School we did in the UK was one of the things I’m most proud of. We literally changed the lives of many of the kids for the better: some of them went back to school and are now excelling; some of them found out that, despite being told in school that they would never achieve anything, they were actually very gifted at art or acting and went on to achieve great things," said Oliver.
50 Cent is an executive producer on the series, as is Oliver. 50 is also expected to appear on camera - no word yet if Oliver will or not.