Thanks to the massive success of the surprisingly well-done biopic The New Edition Story, #BlackTwitter doesn’t have to cringe as much whenever they hear that the life and times of musicians they grew up listening to will be turned into a film.
We’re looking squarely in your direction, Lifetime’s Aaliyah and Whitney Houston movies-slash-trainwrecks.
BET is now hoping to bring that same magic to another legendary musician: Nas.
Deadline is reporting that the network has given the green light to Street Dreams, an hourlong series based on the life of a young God’s Son.
Set in the 1990s, Street Dreams is described as “a show about music, family and the trials and tribulations of the rap game,” following Nas from his days as a Queensbridge projects-residing prodigy to “crack dealer to rapper to adult.”
The series comes from both Nas (who serves as executive producer) and creator Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, The Wackness).