As part of its attempt to ramp up their channel, FX is looking for new non-fiction docuseries. One of those is slated to be a new Tupac and Afeni docuseries. Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur.
President of Original Programming for FX Entertainment revealed the news at the TCA summer press tour.
Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur, from The Defiant Ones director Allen Hughes. A five-part series looking at the mother and son. Told through the eyes of the people who knew them best. The series explores their message of freedom, equality, persecution and justice.
Allen Hughes will direct the docuseries. May 2019 Hughes and the Tupac Estate signed off on a deal. A deal which consist of a 5-part docuseries based on Tupac’s life. According to Deadline the Tupac Estate has granted Allen Hughes full access to Tupac’s released and unreleased material. Hughes will also have access to Tupac’s writings and poetry.
Hughes won’t take on this project alone. He will have Lasse Jarvi and Charles D. King. Tom Pellegrini will be producer in a co-production between Interscope Films & MACRO.
We have seen a few Tupac docuseries in the past few years. Between 2017 and 2018 we saw USA Network’s Unsolved. Along with Fox’s Who Shot Biggie & Tupac hosted by Ice-T and the Defiant Ones. The Defiant Ones was directed by Allen Hughes.
No official time or date for new Tupac and Afeni docuseries titled Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur.