July 29, 2016


Notorious B.I.G. to Be Subject of Scripted Comedy on TBS

Tim Mosenfelder
Tim Mosenfelder

The Notorious B.I.G. was the subject of the 2009 biopic Notorious, but his legacy is lending itself to a scripted television series developed by TBS, reports Variety

Called Think B.I.G., the show will chronicle the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son. The plot will be loosely based on B.I.G.'s lyrics, and hinge on comedic aspects of his younger, more formative days. 

It's been nearly 20 years since the rapper, whose real name was Christopher George Latore Wallace, was killed in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles. Think B.I.G. is the product of Mass Appeal, in partnership with Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Films and the rapper's mother, Voletta Wallace, according to The Hollywood Reporter

According to Sacha Jenkins, Mass Appeal partner and chief creative officer, the folks at TBS definitely have the right vision for the project: “The new direction that the good folks at TBS are taking is inspiring and totally akin to our position on popular culture,” she said.