Luke James, Aisha Hinds and LeToya Luckett have joined the previously cast Marcc Rose (as Tupac) and Wavyy Jonez (who will play Biggie Smalls) in USA Network’s scripted true crime potential anthology series “Unsolved” which will be based on the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
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 is set to direct the pilot, and will serve as an executive producer, alongside Mark Taylor and Kyle Long, who is penning the script.
Luke James will play Sean “Puffy” Combs; Aisha Hinds will be Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mother; and LeToya Luckett will play 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 playing the detectives who were integral in the cases surrounding the highly-publicized murders.
It’s one of at least 2 projects in the works (that we are aware of) on the Tupac/Biggie murders; the other is the feature film “LAbryinth” which will also tackle the 1990’s investigation into the unsolved murders, unfolding through the eyes of the Los Angeles detective – Russell Poole – who was in charge of the inquiry; Johnny Depp is attached to star, with Forest Whitaker also on board.