BET Reportedly Developing Miniseries Based On Nas’ Life

The network has ordered a pilot for Street Dreams in the wake of The New Edition Story’s success.

January 31, 2017
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BET has reportedly ordered a pilot of a new miniseries based on Nas' life, according to Deadline. The series, Street Dreams, is named for his It Was Written single and "tracks the ascent of Nas, a young man from the Queensbridge projects who will go on to become a famous rapper, as he evolves from young man to crack dealer to rapper to adult."

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The project is executive produced by Nas himself, and will be directed by Jonathan Levine of The Wackness and 50/50. The news comes in the wake of massive success for The New Edition Story, which reportedly scored BET its highest rated telecast in five years last week.

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BET Reportedly Developing Miniseries Based On Nas’ Life