According to reports, “Atlanta’s Most Wanted” will star Tip and premiere in the coming months on Fox.
In one of the first major buys for the next broadcast development cycle, Fox has given a script commitment with significant penalty to Atlanta’s Most Wanted, a drama starring and executive produced by actor-rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris. The project, from now-indie Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Fox sibling 20th Century Fox Television, is described as a character-driven police procedural. (Deadline)
The Atlanta native is expected to play a central role in the series about crime families and law enforcement.
Atlanta’s Most Wanted will center around Marcus Armstrong (T.I.), the son of an Atlanta crime boss who is recruited to join a vice squad investigating new criminal elements throughout Atlanta. Armstrong’s precarious partnership with the cops, however, will threaten his own long-held secret, which could derail his entire life. (Rolling Stone)
A few weeks ago, reports emerged about T.I. landing a Showtime TV deal with comedian Kevin Hart.
In a competitive situation, The Studio, a music-themed office comedy from Kevin Hart, and rapper-actor Tip “T.I.” Harris, has landed at Showtime for development. In addition to executive producing, Hart and T.I. are expected to make occasional guest appearances on the show, from Lionsgate TV. (Deadline)
Recently, T.I. talked about wrapping up his album-making after a few more releases.
He told The Associated Press in a recent interview that he expects to release an album revolving around “trap music” this year. He’s released nine full-length albums so far, and says he has “two or three albums left in him.” The 36-year-old added: “But it’s definitely time to transition.” (The Washington Post)
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