Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. are the focus of “Unsolved,” USA Network’s true crime murder drama. Ahead of the 2018 premiere, the first trailer has hit the net.
Directed by Anthony Hemingway (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”), the series stars Marcc Rose (Straight Outta Compton) as Shakur and Wavyy Jonez as B.I.G.
Meanwhile, Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), and Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) appear as members of the Los Angeles Police Department.
“The true-crime drama series follows LAPD Detectives Russell Poole and Greg Kading as they work the cases nearly 10 years apart, and sheds new light on the demise of Tupac and Biggie Smalls’ friendship that ultimately led to the legendary East Coast vs. West Coast hip hop rivalry,” reads the series’ synopsis.
Shakur died Sept. 13, 1996 after an unsolved shooting in Las Vegas. Biggie passed a few months later, on March 9, 1997 following another unsolved shooting, this time in Los Angeles.
Both rappers have been featured in a series of true crime shows, documentaries, and biopics since their deaths. Soledad O’Brien and Ice-T recently hosted their own Shakur and B.I.G.-inspired series, “Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?”