USA Network has picked up the pilot for Unsolved, a true crime drama series based on Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, Deadline reports. The scripted show will chronicle the two major police investigations into the separate murders. Anthony Hemingway, the director behind FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, is set to direct and executive produce the pilot.
Tupac was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996 at the age of 25. Less than a year later, in March 1997 in Los Angeles, Biggie was murdered at age 24 by an unknown assailant. Unsolved is based on the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations, written by former LAPD Detective Greg Kading. He will also be consulting the pilot and serve as the co-executive producer.
The two iconic rappers' legacy continues to live on in Hollywood, with Johnny Depp recently cast as a detective who investigated their deaths in the upcoming movie Labyrinth. The teaser for the Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me was released over the summer, but still doesn't have a premiere date.
In the meantime, watch DJ Khaled pay homage to the Notorious B.I.G.: