USA Gets Its Own True Crime Anthology Series About the Murders of Tupac and Biggie

“Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.” is slated for early next year

Last Updated: May 12, 2017 @ 8:19 AM

USA Network is bringing the story of the most notorious murders in hip-hop to the small screen in 2018.

The network announced Friday that it picked up the anthology series “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.” for early next year.

The show will be a dramatization of the dual police investigations into the murders, in the same vain of FX hit “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson.”

Jamie McShane (“Bloodline”) will play Detective Fred Miller, the partner of lead investigator Russell Poole in the case. Brent Sexton (“The Killing”) will play Detective Brian Tyndall, who worked on the case in 1997 and when it was re-opened in 2006.

Other big names have joined the cast, including Josh Duhamel (“Transformers”), who will play Detective Greg Kading, a detective who published a controversial book called “Murder Rap” in 2011 about the case. Kading is serving as a co-executive producer on the series and consulted on the pilot script.

Other cast members including Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”) as Poole and Bokeem Woodbine (“Fargo”) as Officer Daryn Dupree.

Notorious B.I.G. aka Christopher Wallace will be played by newcomer Wavyy Jonez and Marcc Rose, who played Tupac Shakur in “Straight Outta Compton,” will be reprising his role in the series.

Other cast members include Luke James as Sean “Puffy” Combs, Aisha Hinds as Voletta Wallace, the mother of B.I.G., and Letoya Luckett as Sharitha Golden, the estranged wife of Suge Knight.

Kyle Long of “Suits” fame created the series and will be serving as executive producer and writer. Anthony Hemingway, who coincidentally directed multiple episodes of “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” directed the pilot episode and will also serve as executive producer.