Quincy Jones III and Afeni Shakur lead project.
The life and times of Tupac may soon get the small screen treatment. Quincy Jones III, son of legendary producer Quincy Jones, Jr., is developing a six-part miniseries on the slain rapper-slash-actor.
“If you look at Tupac’s life, he was a politician, he was musician, and then he was a guy who empowered women,” Jones told XXL. “We’re gonna do a six-part series documenting six different areas of his life.”
Jones, who was friends with the West Coast emcee, says the project will go beyond the previous projects he has created on Tupac, which include Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel. This is due to a partnership with Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur. “It’s a real blessing because for the first time we’ll have access to the family, information and items that only she would have. There’s a lot of things that he left behind like notebooks, audio tapes of his meetings, and all kinds of stuff so it’ll be a totally different look of Tupac because we actually have that access now.”
There’s no word yet on when the miniseries will be completed or where it will air.