Five-part Tupac documentary was greenlit by FX
The five-part Tupac documentary is about his relationship with his mother, Afeni.
FX have just greenlit a five-part documentary about Tupac’s relationship with his mother, titled Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur.
The documentary explores the dynamics between Tupac and his mother, who passed away in 2016. Afeni Shakur was an author, activist and former member of the Black Panther Party.
According to a press release, Outlaw tells the story of “the most inspiring and dangerous mother-son duo in American history, whose unified message of freedom, equality, persecution and justice are more relevant today than ever.”
The documentary is directed by Allen Hughes, who last worked on the 2017 HBO series The Defiant Ones, which follows the lives and careers of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
Hughes also directed early music videos for Tupac and N.W.A.
Outlaw will feature interview from people who knew him personally alongside never-before-heard-or-seen music, writings and poetry.
Hip Hop Untold
Another FX series set for the small screen is Hip Hop Untold, which is a “six-part examination of a dying breed of power brokers who operate from the shadows of hip hop.”
The series was executively produced by Malcolm Spellman, Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn (Lightbox), Eugene ‘Big U’ Henley, Jimmy Chriss, Douglas Banker, Rashidi Natara Harper, and also delves into the genre’s relationship with crime.
There is no release date for the Tupac documentary Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur but its safe to say the series is in good hands.