– by Joseph Jammer Medina

USA has come up with a show, similar to Making a Murderer or American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson, where they will explore unexplained deaths; a scripted true crime series. Unsolved, at least in the first season, will focus on the deaths of the great Tupac and Biggie Smalls. This hits home to me as I was affected by Tupac’s death immensely. I never listened to Biggie until years later, and at that point I realized how tragic of a loss these two performers were.

It is still unclear who actually committed the murders of these two individuals, even though we KNOW — we have no proof, and USA intends on exploring this.

Who will actually portray these roles is the big question that was answered today.

Marcc Rose will reprise the role he played as Tupac in Straight Outta Compton, and what a great pick this is. First, he already has knowledge of the role, second he did well when he portrayed Tupac, and finally he has room to grow. I will be interested to see where he takes the character.

Easy pick.

Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie, was handled via a nationwide casting call. Wavvy Jonez won the role, and in the shots I have seen — he looks amazing. Can he pull the role off better than Jamal Woolard in Notorious? I surely hope so. Only time will tell, but expect “biggie” things for this show. Heck it may even trump Mr. Robot, for this network, when all is said and done.

We must not forget that this show will have immense talent. Based off the book Murder Rap, by Greg Kading, the producers hired Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) and Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, yah!) to front the cast, so one can assume it will be a full hour of worthy entertainment. 

What are your thoughts? Did Suge Knight really dangle Vanilla Ice off a rooftop? Are these actors good portrayals of the two legends? Let’s hear your thoughts.

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Source: USA Networks (via Cinemablend)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.