Who would have thought that a Tekashi docuseries would be in the works this soon after he was arrested along with members of the Nine Trey gang.
Although shocking, but when we think about it, it shouldn’t be that all surprising. Tekashi 6ix9ine’s rise to stardom was as quickly as it came to a crashing end.
That is exactly what thenew Tekashi docuseries is set to cover. News broke over the weekend of such a series coming to light, but not much is known yet. This is what we got so far.
What channel will air the Tekashi docuseries?
Showtime has announced that they will be airing a three-part docuseries about Tekashi 6ix9ine. Titled ‘SuperVillain’, the series is based on Stephen Witt’s Rolling Stone feature on Tekashi. A feature which is titled ‘The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Supervillain‘.
Who will produce the docuseries?
The docuseries is reportedly a co-production of Rolling Stone, Lightbox, and Image Documentaries.
Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer will executive produce. Also on the team is Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein of Imagine Documentaries. Gus Wenner of Rolling Stone, Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn of Lightbox, and Witt are also part of the production.
“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,” says Vinnie Malhotra, EVP, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks .
What about 50 Cent’s docuseries on 6ix9ine
50 Cent is still looking to release his docuseries titled ‘A Moment In Time‘. This won’t be strictly focused on the life of Tekashi 69, it will also feature the likes of Snoop Dogg and Scott Stortch.
No word yet on which channel will air the seven-episode series. Currently 50 Cent’s ‘Power’ airs on the Starz network, so once can perhaps assume, ‘A Moment In Time’, will land a deal with Starz.
What questions remain?
Many questions remain such as, when will the series air, and will this air before Tekashi is out of prison. But, the number one question is, who will play Tekashi 6ix9ine in the docuseries?
I’m sure will soon see thousands of videos via social media, as many make their case as to why they should land the role of Tekashi 6ix9ine. Stay tuned, #IamTekashi.