Some deaths are the topic of debates for decades. So it is with Tupac and Biggie. That endless fascination hasn’t been gone unnoticed by the USA Network with its upcoming anthology series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.
The network recently announced additional members of the cast. According to shadowandact.com,
Scrubs and Ray Donovan star Donald Faison will play Jacques “Haitian Jack” Agnant. Veteran actor and Emmy winner Wendell Pierce takes on the role of Detective Lee Tucker, “an old-school homicide detective from the LA Sheriff’s Department.” According to shadowandact.com, Dominic Santana will reprise his All Eyez on Me role as Suge Knight, “the infamous co-founder and head of Death Row records.” Mad Men‘s Sola Bamis is 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 show, which premieres early next year, chronicles the dual police investigations into the controversial murders of two of the rap industry’s most legendary players. It’s based on the real-life experiences of former Los Angeles Police Department Detective Greg Kading, who lead multiple law-enforcement tasks forces investigating those murders. Anthony Hemingway, of The People v. O.J. Simpson, directed the pilot and serves as an executive producer. Mark Taylor and Kyle Long wrote the script.
Other cast members, previously announced, include co-stars Marcc Rose (as Tupac) and Wavyy Jonez (as Biggie Smalls), as well as Luke James, Aisha Hinds and LeToya Luckett, Bokeem Woodbine, Josh Duhamel and Jimmi Simpson.