Tupac Shakur and his mother, Afeni Shakur’s story will be retold by those who knew them best.
FX confirmed that it has given the green light to a five-part documentary series that tells the story of the artist and his activist mother. The forthcoming project was announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California.
“There’s a ton of music and a ton of material, but there’s also an unbelievably fascinating biography, which is really a biography about Tupac’s mother and father and how he grew up in various places with them,” FX CEO John Landgraf told reporters at TCA. “[Shakur] is a very fascinating man and a very complicated artist. I think the kinds of stories that appeal to us are the ones that have characters at the center of them but they’re also about humanity in a really broadway. They’re about big, profound ideas about art and society.”
Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur is directed by Allen Hughes.