Anyone who has listened to a Notorious B.I.G. song or album knows what a funny man the late Christopher Wallace was. Between the bars about wearing fake designer labels and skits about mad rappers it didn’t surprise us at all to find out that a sitcom called “Think B.I.G.” was being produced by TBS.
According to TheHollywoodReporter , The Turner-owned network is partnering with Mass Appeal, Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Films and Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace to create a half-hour scripted comedy inspired by the late rapper’s lyrics. “Think B.I.G.” will chronicle the misadventures of an inner-city teen trying to make life better for his daughter and infant son. Wallace had two children Christopher Wallace Jr and T’yanna Wallace.
“Think B.I.G” becomes the latest hip-hop inspired television series to hit networks. VH1’s “The Breaks” pilot premiered earlier this year and was picked up for a full series that is now in production and Netflix’s “The Get Down” will be premiering in August. While it is not a hip-hop show, Marvel’s “Luke Cage” will have heavy hip-hop inspired themes, thanks to Executive Producer Cheo Hodari Coker.
Christopher Notorious B.I.G Wallace was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997, but before his untimely death he made appearances on several TV shows, including “New York Undercover” and Fox’s popular sitcom “Martin.”