ON DECK: Tupac and Afeni Shakur Doc Series

FX has announced a five-part docuseries on Tupac Shakur from director Allen Hughes (Defiant Ones, Menace II Society, Dead Presidents).

The five-part series will center on the late rapper and his mother, Afeni, who was an activist. The series, “Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur” is described as “an intimate wide-angle portrait of the most inspiring and dangerous mother-son duo in American history, whose unified message of freedom, equality, persecution and justice are more relevant today than ever.”

Hughes closed a deal with The Shakur Estate in May, which gave him access to Shakur’s released and unreleased recordings, writings and poetry.