Watch Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
USA Network has released the trailer to its upcoming series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
The true-crime series follows the police investigations into two of the rap industry’s most legendary artists – Christopher Wallace (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls) and Tupac Shakur.
Anthony Hemingway, who oversaw several episodes of the wildly popular The People v. O.J. Simpson, will direct the pilot of the Tupac and Biggie series.
It’s based on the experiences of LAPD Detective Greg Kading (played by Josh Duhamel), who was assigned to investigate the Wallace and Shakur homicides.
A book written by Kading called Murder Rap is being used as the storyline in the series.
One theory over the years was that Orlando Anderson, a Southside Crip fatally shot Tupac as retaliation. Anderson got stomped by Tupac and members of Death Row in the lobby of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas after a Mike Tyson fight. The shooting happened moments later on the Vegas strip.
A former LAPD detective, Russell Poole, once believed that corrupt LAPD officers working for Death Row records were responsible for the murder. Poole has changed his theory to blame Sharitha Knight and head of Death Row security, Reggie Wright Jr.
Kading believes that a now-deceased gang member Wardell “Poochie” Fouse shot Wallace. Fouse was a member of the Mob Piru gang at the time. The story also focuses on the efforts of the late LAPD Detective Russell Poole, who was initially assigned to investigate Wallace’s murder.
No date has been set for when the USA series will air.
Where can I stream Tupac and Biggie series Unsolved?
Cord cutters won’t have to miss out on watching the latest Tupac and Biggie special. You can live stream Unsolved with the Sling Blue package with Sling TV, or with a DirecTV Now account. Both services offer a free 7-day trial to new customers.
When will A&E show the new Tupac series?
The series Unsolved is among several specials, movies and limited series that are coming out this year. A&E already broadcast Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. on Sept. 4. The six-part series “Who Killed Tupac?” was due out around the same. But A&E suddenly rescheduled the series for “later this year” without explanation.
Each installment of this investigative series will follow famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts a full-scale, intensive investigation into key theories behind his murder. It remains to be seen how much Crump will rely on retired Los Angeles police detectives, who worked the Tupac homicide investigation.
How to watch “Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?” on FOX using FOX NOW app
Cord Cutters can now watch “Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?” on the FOX website for free. There’s no need to authenticate through a pay-TV provider. The special aired on FOX on Sept. 24, here’s how to do it. Just go to the FOX web site and search for the documentary, or you can click here to pull it up in your web browser.
The full episode of the “Who Shot Biggie & Tupac” special was an on-demand option through the app, but was quickly removed without explanation.