USA's Biggie & Tupac 'Unsolved' anthology series finds its Suge Knight, Afeni Shakur, Haitian Jack & more
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USA's Biggie & Tupac 'Unsolved' anthology series finds its Suge Knight, Afeni Shakur, Haitian Jack & more

Additional guest cast members for USA's upcoming anthology series, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. have been unveiled.

Scrubs and Ray Donovan star Donald Faison has been tapped to play Jacques “Haitian Jack” Agnant.

Veteran actor and Emmy winner Wendell Pierce will play Detective Lee Tucker, "an old-school homicide detective from the LA Sheriff’s Department."

Dominic Santana will reprise his All Eyez on Me role of Suge Knight, "the infamous co-founder and head of Death Row records."

Mad Men's Sola Bamis will play Black Panther activist and mother of Tupac, Afeni Shakur.

Camile Chen will play Grace Kim, "a robbery-homicide department secretary who has always liked, but never loved her job."

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.

 

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