Nothing draws a crowd — and, thus, brings in money — like a “series of unfortunate events” (read: violence and death). It’s why there were roughly 57 different documentaries on the 1992 Los Angeles riots that aired on television throughout the month of April. Now, networks have set their sights on the two biggest unsolved cases in hip hop: the deaths of 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G.
USA Network announced that it has ordered for the “true crime drama” series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., which will document “the dual police investigations into the controversial murders of two of the rap industry’s most legendary players.” Shortly after that, A&E — one of the networks which had a doc on the riots, L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later — annouunced the impending arrival of two documentaries on both fallen rappers: Who Killed Tupac? and Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G., respectively. Who Killed Tupac? will be a mammoth, six-hour series set to air in the fourth quarter of 2017, while Biggie is set to air September 4th.
A&E has released a vignette of Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G., which features the likes of 2 Chainz, Mike WiLL Made It, and T-Pain talking about the late rapper’s legacy. There is also previously unheard interview from Biggie in the vignette as well.