AceShowbiz - Tekashi69 (6ix9ine) is getting a documentary series on Showtime. Titled "SuperVillain", the new three-episode series will be telling the story of the "life and crimes" of the "FEFE" rapper.
The limited series will be produced by Imagine Documentaries, Lightbox and Rolling Stone as it is set to be based on the 2019 Rolling Stone feature "Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Supervillain." The magazine's president Gus Wenner said, "Tekashi 6ix9ine's story fits into Rolling Stone's history of epic narratives about the most important and controversial artists of our times. We are thrilled to work with Showtime, Imagine and Lightbox on the definitive docuseries of Tekashi's meteoric rise and spectacular fall."
"The bizarre and complicated rise of Tekashi 6ix9ine is a story of our times," Showtime EVP of nonfiction programming Vinnie Malhotra added. "Beyond becoming one of the most notorious hip hop artists of this generation, his story speaks volumes of the impact of social media and manufactured celebrity in our society. We're thrilled to be partnering with such heavy hitters in the world of music and documentary to bring SuperVillain to life."
Meanwhile, Imagine Documentaries President, Justin Wilkes, said, "Tekashi's story has haunted us since we first read Stephen Witt's brilliant article in Rolling Stone. It's a tale that's emblematic of our times and we're honored to be partnered with Showtime, Rolling Stone along with the fantastic filmmaking team at Lightbox in bringing it to life."
The rainbow-haired rapper, which garnered 2.6 billion streams and had 15 hits on the Billboard charts, is currently locked in jail for federal racketeering and weapons charges. The "Gummo" star, born Daniel Hernandez, sparked controversy after snitching against his former fellow gang members of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods as part of his cooperation agreement with the government. He is set to be sentenced on December 18.