USA NETWORK ANNOUNCES PILOT PICKUP FOR "UNSOLVED," SCRIPTED SERIAL BASED ON THE MURDER INVESTIGATIONS OF TUPAC SHAKUR AND BIGGIE SMALLS
Project Hails from Universal Cable Productions, with Emmy Winner Anthony Hemingway Set to Direct, Kyle Long to Executive Produce
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA -- November 10, 2016 -- USA Network announces a pilot pick up for UNSOLVED, a scripted true crime serial that chronicles the two major police investigations into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Emmy Winner Anthony Hemingway ("The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story") is set to direct and will executive produce along with Mark Taylor through their Hemingway | Taylor production company. From Universal Cable Productions (UCP), the drama is based on the experiences of former LAPD Detective Greg Kading, who is consulting on the pilot script and will also serve as co-executive producer. Kading led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders and authored the book "Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations." Kyle Long (SUITS) is writing the pilot and will also executive produce.
UNSOLVED is the fourth pilot to be greenlit as part of USA's 2016/2017 slate. The network recently announced pilot pickups for THE SINNER, executive produced and starring Jessica Biel ("The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea"); DAMNATION, from executive producers Tony Tost ("Longmire"), James Mangold ("Walk the Line"), and Guymon Casady ("Game of Thrones") and Daniel Rappaport ("Office Space") on behalf of Entertainment 360; and THE TAP, from executive producers Andrew Lenchewski ("Royal Pains"), Rob Reiner and Alan Greisman of Reiner/Greisman ("The Bucket List") and Charlie Ebersol of The Company ("The Profit"). All four pilots hail from Universal Cable Productions.
Kyle Long is represented by WME, Larry Shuman of The Shuman Co and Adam Kaller at Hansen Jacobson. Hemingway and Taylor also serve as executive producers on the critically acclaimed series "Underground," on which Hemingway also serves as director. Hemingway is represented by WME and Thomas Hoberman at Hansen Jacobson.
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Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe and Peabody award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Playing House," "Royal Pains" and "Suits" on USA Network; "The Magicians," "12 Monkeys," and "Killjoys" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; and "Difficult People," on Hulu. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.