The network has ordered a hip-hop drama based on the TV movie.
The success of VH1’s TV movieThe Breaks has the Viacom-owned network moving along with a hip-hop drama series fashioned in its honor.
The Hollywood Reporter announced the news on Tuesday that an official greenlight has been given for the series development.
Based on the best-selling book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop by Dan Charnas, the movie centered on three music loving friends living in New York City during the 1990s who will do anything to make their mark on the industry.
VH1 GM Chris McCarthy spoke highly of The Breaks, stating that the movie was “VH1 at its best, intersecting ’90s nostalgia with hip-hop for the masses.”
“Both the viewers and critics have spoken, and we couldn’t be happier to continue telling the story that has already connected with millions of pop culture fans,” McCarthy continued.
The production brought The Wire alums Wood Harris and Tristan “Mack” Wilds together again, along with Afton Williamson, David Call, Antoine Harris and Method Man, who all starred in the film.
While final casting has not been announced, most are expected to return for the series.
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