Black Entertainment Television will be airing a brand new limited series called “Death Row Chronicles” which is said to be “part true-crime murder mystery and part Hip-Hop drama.” The series will consist of six separate one-hour episodes and will air in Summer 2018.
Production on Death Row Chronicles is set to begin this spring with a targeted air date of summer 2018. The documentary series is being produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and Creature Films. Earlier this year, BET scored a ratings hit with its three-part biopic The New Edition Story.
Death Row Records is the infamous label responsible for the rise to global fame of legendary artists like Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Co-founded and headed by Marion “Suge” Knight in 1991, the label was at the top of the game during the Golden Era of Hip-Hop, only really rivaled by Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records.
Knight is currently in prison facing murder charges. His trial date is set for Jan. 8, 2018. The former music mogul has been in prison since 2015, stemming from an incident on the set of “Straight Outta Compton” – the critically-acclaimed NWA biopic.
This will be an interesting and much-anticipated television series.