USA to Debut Tupac/Biggie Series 'Unsolved' at Sundance Film Festival

USA Network is treating attendees at next month's Sundance Film Festival to a special preview of their new true-crime anthology series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Though not set to premiere until February 27, 2018, Deadline: Hollywood is reporting exclusively that the network will present clips and a panel during the Park City, Utah, festival. On Saturday, January 20, at 4:30 pm, at the Blackhouse space on Park City's Main Street, executive producer/director/Sundance Film Festival vet Anthony Hemingway, showrunner Kyle Long and co-producer/music supervisor Lyah Leflore will screen footage and take questions from the audience during a panel presentation.

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Here's a look at both the original and follow-up trailer for Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., along with the official synopsis of the series:

From Universal Cable Productions (UCP), Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. is a scripted true crime serial that chronicles the two major police investigations by LAPD Detective Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) into the murders of Tupac Shakur (Marcc Rose) and Biggie Smalls (Wavyy Jonez).

Emmy Winner Anthony Hemingway (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) directed the pilot and will executive produce the series, along with Mark Taylor through their Hemingway | Taylor production company. Kyle Long (Suits) wrote the pilot and will also executive produce. Kading, who will also serve as co-executive producer, led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders and authored the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations.

The series also stars Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) as Detective Russell Poole, Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) as Officer Daryn Dupree, Jamie McShane (Bloodline) as Det. Fred Miller, Brent Sexton (The Killing) as Det. Brian Tyndall, Luke James (Black Nativity) as Sean "Puffy" Combs, Aisha Hinds (Underground) as Biggie Smalls's mother Voletta Wallace, and Letoya Luckett (Rosewood) as Suge Knight's estranged wife Sharitha Golden.

 

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