USA Network just released the trailer for their second scripted true crime series, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G., and it’s being met with a lukewarm reception from fans of the deceased rappers.
According to USA,
[The series] chronicles the two major police investigations into the still-unsolved murders of rappers Tupac Shakur (Marcc Rose) and Christopher Wallace (Wavyy Jonez). The true-crime drama series follows LAPD Detectives Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson) and Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) as they work the cases nearly ten years apart, and sheds new light on the demise of Tupac and Biggie Smalls’ friendship that ultimately led to the legendary East Coast vs. West Coast hip hop rivalry. Twenty years after the tragic deaths of two of rap’s biggest stars, UNSOLVED goes behind the headlines in pursuit of the truth surrounding these infamous murders.
Comments on the trailer suggest that fans think Rose and Jonez look enough like Shakur and Smalls, but are concerned with their acting ability. It’s hard to blame fans for being concerned, as past movies about the duo did not do them justice, and the pair don’t say a word in the trailer.
The trailer itself is well done and got us excited for the series, especially the song choice, Human, playing in the background.
We’re also pumped to see Jimmi Simpson cast as Detective Russell Poole, as he’s one of the best and most versatile actors in Hollywood, and should almost be able to carry the series on his own.