At first glance, I thought this was another documentary on the history through present-day hip-hop, but thankfully it’s not.
According to Deadline, it’s apparently going to be a scripted drama series, which will chart “the birth of hip-hop from the violence of gang life in 1970s Bronx.“
It’ll be penned by Patrick Macmanus (co-writing the CW’s Sleepy Hollow) for the Starz network.
To be titled Turf, no other info is available on this project yet, like how broad the narrative will stretch, or whether it’ll take more of a micro view, focusing on very specific people, and following their stories.
Also, I can’t really comment on Macmanus, as I’m not familiar with the man’s work. Unless there’s another Patrick Macmanus who isn’t listed on IMDB, the Macmanus that is listed has a resume that show’s he’s primarily an actor, with parts on TV series like CSI and JAG, but nothing consistent. Deadline says he was on the writing staff for 2 other Starz series: Marco Polo and Noir.
So who’s going to play DJ Kool Herc?