Tupac and Biggie are coming to a small screen near you very soon.
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. was just picked up by USA Network, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The new true crime drama chronicles the dual police investigations into the suspicious killings of the two men caught in one of hiphop’s biggest rap beefs. Unsolved will be an anthology series, focusing on a different high-profile unsolved case each season.
The first anthology is based on the experiences of former Los Angeles Police Department Detective Greg Kading, who authored the book “Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations” based the multiple police task forces he led to investigate the 1996 and 1997 murders respectively. He is also a co-executive producer of the new series.
The cast for Unsolved is also taking shape. It includes newcomer Wavyy Jonez as Biggie and Straight Outta Compton’s Marcc Rose as Tupac. Other faces we’ll see in the series include musicians Luke James who will play Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Letoya Luckett as Sharitha Golden, the estranged wife of Suge Knight.
The pilot and series were written and executive produced by Suits alum Kyle Long. This is his first series.
The series is slated to air in the first quarter of 2018, Deadline reports.
We can’t wait!