FX Greenlights Tupac & Afeni Shakur Documentary Series

A new FX documentary series about Tupac and his mother. The show will be titled Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur, a five-episode series directed by Allen Hughes.

“Told through the eyes of the people who knew them best, Outlaw is an intimate wide-angle portrait of the most inspiring and dangerous mother-son duo in American history, whose unified message of freedom, equality, persecution and justice are more relevant today than ever,” FX said in a recent press release.

Hughes sealed a deal with the Tupac Estate to get released and unreleased recordings, writings and poetry back in May. “The Tupac Estate was — and I know them, they’re all old friends — but there was some stuff with him at the gun range that they were precious about,” he said. “My original cut is not the way it [eventually aired]. The family and the estate were really sensitive about taking things out of context when it came to weapons in his hands, you know? He was at a shooting range and it was pretty explosive in the original cut, and they were very, very, very adamant that we not do it that way.” FX hasn’t announced a airdate for Outlaw. An official announcement is expected in the upcoming months.

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