While the legacy of Tupac has been ensured thanks in part to both his induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and his forthcoming biopic, network television will attempt to shine a light on the more tragic parts of his life.
USA Network announced today (May 12th) that it has ordered for the series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Tabbed as a “true crime drama” (think 2016’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on FX), the first season will document “the dual police investigations into the controversial murders of two of the rap industry’s most legendary players.”
A cast is already in place, too. Marcc Rose, who previously portrayed ‘Pac in the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, will reprise the character in Unsolved, while Biggie will be portrayed by newcomer Wavyy Jonez. Luke James (The New Edition Story), Letoya Luckett, Josh Duhamel, Jimmi Simpson, and Bokeem Woodbine will co-star.
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. is set to debut sometime in the first quarter of 2018.