The Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. shows and movies keep on coming. Television network A&E has revealed plans to broadcast a pair of new documentaries examining two of hip-hop’s most beloved and respected emcees, Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. and Who Killed Tupac?. The aforementioned features will be a part of A&E’s recently-relaunched Biography series; The Life of Notorious B.I.G. which will run as one single three-hour program, while Who Killed Tupac? will unfold as a six-part television docu-series. Emmy nominee Mark Ford (The L.A. Riots: 25 Years Later, Streets of Compton) served as the director of the Biggie documentary, which stands as the first official Notorious B.I.G. documentary to be fully approved by the late rapper’s estate. The Tupac series will center around an investigation into the hip-hop icon’s death — renowned civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump will take the lead in exploring the events surrounding Tupac’s murder.
A&E will debut the first section of Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. on June 28 at 9 P.M., while the inaugural episode of the Who Killed Tupac? series will air directly after Biggie‘s premiere at 9 P.M. that same night. In an official statement, A&E’s Executive Vice President and Head of Programming Elaine Frontain Bryant shares:
“The late Christopher Wallace and Tupac Shakur continue to impact the world two decades after their tragic, unsolved murders and there is still a public longing to connect with these figures and to celebrate their legacies. We pride ourselves in delivering projects under the ‘Biography’ banner that unearth a side of the story that the public has never seen before. In the case of Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G., the foundation of this biography is exclusive archival footage and audio recordings of Biggie himself, packaged in a way that allows him to tell his own life story as if it’s present day and we are truly excited to be able to bring that kind of intimacy and connection to his fans.”