TBS is working on a scripted comedy series based on the life and lyrics of the iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G.
The show, titled “Think BIG,” follows an inner-city teen trying to earn a living for his young daughter and son. The network did not reveal which lyrics exactly are the basis for the series, but there’s a slew of good one-liners that fans could try and pinpoint.
“Think BIG” was created by Mass Appeal, which will produce the series along with Wayne Barrow from Bystorm Films and Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace for Notorious BIG, Inc.
The “Mo Money Mo Problems” rapper, whose real name is Christopher Wallace, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997. Raised in Brooklyn, the hip-hop mogul is known as one of the greatest and most influential artists in the rap genre. His 1994 debut album “Ready to Die” was a hit and marked him as a central figure in the East Coast hip-hop scene.
In 2009 the biopic “Notorious,” starring Jamal Woolard, was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film grossed over $44 million worldwide. Woolard is also set to reprise his role of Biggie Smalls in the Tupac biopic “All Eyez on Me,” which is currently filming.