Showtime has announced the upcoming release of SuperVillain, a new three-part documentary series depicting the “life and crimes” of cooperative rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine.
According to the press release, the documentary will be based upon the 2019 Rolling Stone feature Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Supervillain.
“The bizarre and complicated rise of Tekashi 6six9ine is a story of our times,” said Vinnie Malhotra, Executive Vice President, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “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 excited to be partnering with such heavy hitters in the world of music and documentary to bring Supervillain to life.”
“Tekashi 6ix9ine is one of the most enigmatic music artists of a generation,” said Gus Wenner, President, and COO of Rolling Stone. “Rolling Stone is thrilled to work with Showtime and our other partners to bring the gripping story of Tekashi’s meteoric rise to stardom and infamy to viewers around the world.”
This is not the only Tekashi documentary on the way. Last month, Snapchat announced their plans for their new series, Tekashi69 VS The World.
6ix9ine is currently in federal custody awaiting sentencing after testifying against his former fellow gang members as part of his plea with the government to secure an early release for himself.