Director Allen Hughes reveals the official poster and release date for the new Tupac docuseries. Now titled Outlaw: The Saga Of The Shakurs, the series will take two more years to premiere.
Back in 2019, FX announced they would air a new Tupac docuseries. Approved by the Tupac Estate, the five part series will dive into the lives of Tupac and Afeni Shakur.
Taking on the docuseries is Allen Hughes and his brother, Albert Hughes. The two brothers have reunited after eleven years for the project. Allen Hughes has full access to Tupac’s released and unreleased material, writings, and poetry. All of which was granted by the Tupac Estate.
Hughes won’t take on this project alone. Joining Hughes are producers Lasse Jarvi, Charles D. King, Tom Whalley, and Tom Pellegrini. Dr. Dre will contribute to the docuseries, joining his long time friend Allen Hughes.
Although Shakur and Hughes had their issues in the past, Allen was praised for his work on ‘The Defiant Ones‘. The four part docuseries which focused on the career and partnership of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, also featured Tupac. Shakur’s segment has fans feeling confident on the up-coming Outlaw docuseries. Unfortunately they will have to wait until Spring of 2022 for ‘Outlaw: The Saga Of The Shakurs’ to finally premiere.
Many will contribute to the series, sharing their stories and relationships with Tupac and Afeni. Jasmine Guy, close friend to the Shakur family, will appear on the docuseries as herself. Jamal Joseph, former member of the Panther 21, appears on the series.
As far as the cast members, not much has been revealed. Actress Johanna Gentry will take on the role as Afeni Shakur. Gentry resume consist of the 2018 film Deadly Lessons, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives.
Mimi Fletcher who has a lengthier acting resume will portray Afeni Shakur’s sister Gloria Cox. Fletcher’s resume consist of appearances on the Interrogation, The Surrogate, and Blood on Her Name.