After the success of New Edition’s mini-series, BET is focusing their sights on Nasty Nas.
BET has given the green light to a scripted miniseries based on the life of Nas. “Street Dreams,” which will be set in New York City in the 90’s, will be executive produced by Nas himself. Deadline describes the series as a show about music, family and the trials and tribulations of the rap game, as it tracks the ascent of Nas, a young man from the Queensbridge projects who will go on to become a famous rapper.
Nas took to Instagram to thank BET for the opportunity. He also announced that he is looking for an actor to play the 16 year old Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones.
“We are looking to cast a talented actor who can play the 16 year old me,” said Nas. ” I need someone who has what it takes to hold my projects down.”
The new hour-long series will be directed by ‘Rush’ creator Jonathan Levine, who also wrote the script. If this show bears any similarity to ‘The Get Down,’ I’m totally here for it.