Notorious B.I.G. scripted series in development at TBS
Notorious B.I.G.’s long-rumored hologram may not be ready for its live debut yet, but the late rapper is getting an early reincarnation via a scripted series from TBS, the network announced Thursday.
Titled Think B.I.G., the in-development show draws loose inspiration from Biggie’s street-smart lyrics, tracing the life of an inner-city teen trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son. The project hits nearly 20 years after Biggie was shot and killed in a Los Angeles drive-by, and the plotline closely resembles the emcee’s own life: He grew up in a gritty Brooklyn neighborhood and had his first child at 21 years old.
TBS also greenlit 10 episodes for a new animated series, Storyville, which is already in production. It’s set to premiere this fall, featuring voiceovers of real-life stories from various celebrities. Watch Questlove recount a first date at a Prince concert in Storyville‘s pilot below.