6ix9ine is getting the Hollywood treatment.
Showtime Documentary Films has ordered “Supervillain,” a limited docuseries profiling the notorious rapper. According to Deadline, the three-part series will trace how a former New York City deli clerk named Daniel Hernandez became Tekashi 6ix9ine, the controversial rapper-turned-snitch and member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
The series was inspired by journalist Stephen Witt’s Rolling Stone feature “Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip Hop Supervillain.”
Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer will executive produce “Supervillain” with Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein of Imagine Documentaries, Gus Wenner of Rolling Stone, Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn of Lightbox, and Witt.
“The bizarre and complicated rise of Tekashi 6ix9ine is a story of our times,” said Vinnie Malhotra, EVP, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks. “Beyond becoming one of the most notorious hip hop artists of this generation, his story speaks volumes of the impact of social media and manufactured celebrity in our society. We’re excited to be partnering with such heavy hitters in the world of music and documentary to bring ‘Supervillain’ to life.”
This is the latest 6ix9ine TV project in the works. 50 Cent is also producing a docuseries called “A Moment in Time,” which will spotlight the rise and fall of Tekashi. The 6 to 8 hour-long episodes will also focus on other celebrities including Snoop Dogg, Scott Storch, and 50 himself.
Tekashi was facing a minimum of 47 years in prison on federal racketeering and weapons charges, but could be released as early as this year. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 18.