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[10/17/19 - 08:31 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Announces New Docu-Series "SuperVillain" Profiling Tekashi 6ix9ine
The three-part series will trace how a New York City deli clerk named Daniel Hernandez exploded into Tekashi 6ix9ine, the tattooed face of Gen Z and hip hop's prince of trolls, boasting 2.6 billion streams and 15 hits on the Billboard charts.







SUPERVILLAIN (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/17/19
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
three episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, October 2019) SHOWTIME Documentary Films today announced a new limited docu-series profiling notorious hip-hop artist Tekashi 6ix9ine, called SuperVillain. Inspired by the Rolling Stone feature "Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip Hop Supervillain" by investigative journalist Stephen Witt, the three-part series will trace how a New York City deli clerk named Daniel Hernandez exploded into Tekashi 6ix9ine, the tattooed face of Gen Z and hip hop's prince of trolls, boasting 2.6 billion streams and 15 hits on the Billboard charts. Tekashi is currently in prison on federal racketeering and weapons charges and is awaiting release as early as the end of this year. Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment will executive produce. The series will be produced by Imagine Documentaries, Rolling Stone and Lightbox. The announcement was made by Vinnie Malhotra, Executive Vice President, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. Not just a rapper, Tekashi 6ix9ine made his mark as a social media troll and is a creature of the internet, translating his outlandish digital presence into a remarkably effective hip-hop persona. He gained fans as quickly as he gained enemies, and with the rise of fame came consequences. He was blacklisted by media outlets, canceled by the music industry, shot at, kidnapped and arrested. SUPERVILLAIN will provide viewers with a detailed perspective into Tekashi 6ix9ine's epic rise and fall from those closest to him.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Gus Wenner as EP
· Jonathan Chinn as EP
· Justin Wilkes as EP
· Sara Bernstein as EP
· Simon Chinn as EP
· Stephen Witt as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Imagine Television
· Lightbox Entertainment
· Rolling Stone