Amirah Vann has joined USA Network's Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G, sources have confirmed to Shadow and Act.
Vann is most known for her role as Ernestine on the critically-acclaimed WGN slave drama, Underground. She currently recurs on ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, and previously had a recurring role on TNT's Major Crimes.
The first season of Unsolved will chronicle the dual police investigations into the controversial murders of two of the rap industry’s most legendary players. It is set to premiere in early 2018.
The cast includes Marcc Rose (as Tupac) and Wavyy Jonez (as Biggie Smalls) lead a cast that also includes Luke James, Aisha Hinds and LeToya Luckett.
Luke James plays Sean “Puffy” Combs; Aisha Hinds is Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mother; and LeToya Luckett is Sharitha Golden, the estranged wife of Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight.
The cast also includes Bokeem Woodbine, Josh Duhamel and Jimmi Simpson - all 3 playing the detectives who were integral in the cases surrounding the highly-publicized murders.
The series is based on the experiences of former LAPD Detective Greg Kading, who led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders.
The People. v. O.J. Simpson’s Anthony Hemingway directed the pilot, and is serving as an executive producer, alongside Mark Taylor and Kyle Long, who is penning the script.