FX expands its non-fiction programming with a new documentary series about rapper Tupac Shakur and his mother, Afeni Shakur.
Per Entertainment Weekly, the five-part documentary series titled Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur and directed by Allen Hughes will tell the story of the artist and his activist mother by those who knew them best.
“There’s a ton of music and a ton of material, but there’s also an unbelievably fascinating biography, which is really a biography about Tupac’s mother and father and how he grew up in various places with them,” FX CEO John Landgraf told reporters at TCA. “[Shakur] is a very fascinating man and a very complicated artist. I think the kinds of stories that appeal to us are the ones that have characters at the center of them but they’re also about humanity in a really broad way. They’re about big, profound ideas about art and society.”
FX announced the project Tuesday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California, along with six other documentaries in the works.