Long live Biggie … even if it’s through scripted comedy.
We’re not exactly sure what the Notorious B.I.G. would think of this, but it’s happening.
On Thursday (July 28), The Hollywood Reporter revealed that TBS is developing a scripted comedy inspired by the late rap icon and his famed bars. The 30 minute show is tentatively titled “Think B.I.G.” and will chronicle the adventures of an inner-city teenager who is “trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son.”
“Think B.I.G.” is set to be produced by Mass appeal, which is in partnership with Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Films and Voletta Wallace for Notorious B.I.G. Inc.
Brett Weitz, the executive vp of original programming over at TBS, spoke about why it’s so important to lend the power over to Mass Appeal, saying, “Mass Appeal is a leader in developing unique stories with diverse voices. There’s no better partner for us to connect with this vibrant, impassioned audience.”
No disrespect to Biggie, but we’ve all seen what happens when certain folks (and networks) take a late star’s legacy and run with it. I’m looking at you, Wendy Williams.
In the meantime, take a listen to “Big Poppa” and try and find all the bars that don’t make this the most ridiculous story you’ve read all day.