USA Network will jump on the true crime series bandwagon with the official greenlighting of anthology series Unsolved:The Murders Of Tupac And Notorious B.I.G., the network said Friday.
The series, set to premiere in the first quarter of 2018, will chronicle the dual police investigations into the controversial murders of legendary rap artists Tupac Shakur and Christopher ‘Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace, said network officials.
Series creator and writer Kyle Long (Suits) will also serve as executive producer along with Anthony Hemingway (The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), Mark Taylor and former LAPD Detective Greg Kading. Unsolved is produced by Universal Cable Productions.
The series stars Josh Duhamel, Jimmi Simpson, Bokeem Woodbine, Wavyy Jonez and Marcc Rose.
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