Notorious B.I.G. Comedy Show Heading to TBS
TBS is working on a scripted comedy show centered around the lyrics of The Notorious B.I.G., reports THR. The show is being produced and created by Mass Appeal, in partnership with Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Films and Voletta Wallace for Notorious B.I.G. Inc.
The show will be called Think B.I.G. and the main character is an inner-city teen who struggles to make a living in order to support his daughter and infant son. It almost sounds like what Biggie is rapping about on Ready To Die, and seeing how Big's lyrics are the inspiration for the plot, we'll probably see some memorable Christopher Wallace lines woven into the story.
In addition, TBS also picked up 10 episodes of an animated series called Storyville that features artists, actors and celebrities telling eye-popping stories about the entertainment industry. You can watch the pilot below.
The Biggie show comes amidst a storm of hip-hop related programming across television. Kanye and Kim just told Bazaar that they love to watch Empire while 50 Cent's Power just got renewed for two more seasons on Starz. Baz Luhrmann's Netflix show The Get Down focusing on the birth of hip-hop is also premiering on Aug. 12. It feels like a fertile time for content producers to pitch television channels their rap-inspired ideas.
We can't wait to see what a show based on Biggie's rhymes will look like – or sound like. We'll keep you updated as we learn more about it.
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