A Five-Part Docu-series On Tupac And Afeni Shakur Is Coming
Written by Smooth FM on August 7, 2019
FX will debut a five-part documentary series on Tupac Shakur and his mother, Afeni Shakur. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the cable network announced Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Tuesday (Aug. 6).
The docu-series highlights Tupac and Afeni’s “unified message of freedom, equality, persecution and justice,” and will be told by those who knew mother and son.
Producer Allen Hughes brokered a deal with Tupac’s estate to produce a five-part documentary on what was described at the time as “the first definitive, comprehensive project on [Tupac] Shakur with the full cooperation of the estate.”
Tupac’s story has been explored in multiple projects, such as the 2002 true crime documentary, Biggie and Tupac, and Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders released in 2015. Outlaw marks the first cable T.V. series to exclusively focus on the late hip-hop legend and his activist mother, since her death in 2016.