Fresh off the huge success of The New Edition Story, BET has approved another music-inspired series.
Deadline reports the network has ordered a pilot for Street Dreams, based on the life of Nas. Jonathan Levine, who has previously helmed such films as 2008’s The Wackness, has written the pilot, which he will direct and serve as executive producer.
The series will take place in New York in the early ’90s, the name deriving from Nas’ 1996 single off his album It Was Written. At the center will be a young man who, like Nas, goes from life as a drug dealer in the Queensbridge projects to that of a famous rap star. It is described as a show about music, family and the trappings of the rap game.
No timetable set for the series quite yet. There have been rumblings that Nas is expected to drop a new album sometime this year. We will update you this as this story develops.