Brad’s ‘Hip Hop Star’ series to debut in April, with ‘Tropic Thunder’ sequel in 2017
Brad Pitt’s upcoming TV series, “Tropics,” will debut in spring 2017, with the second installment scheduled for 2017.
Pitt, whose films include “World War Z” and “The Pitt,” will also direct the third installment.
The series will debut with a 20-episode season.
The series, which is set in the 1960s and is based on a 1970s novel by writer Brad Pitt, follows a group of teenage hop heads, including rapper-turned-musician Dr. Dre and his “Dr. Dre Boys.”
Pitt will play Dr. Doom, a character that is loosely based on the rapper, as well as a rival who takes over the city’s rap scene.
Pitt is repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.
The “Tops” series will mark the debut of Pitt’s other TV series with his other partner, “Baywatch” star Gwyneth Paltrow.
It is set to premiere in 2017, and Paltrows first film, “Beach Blanket,” will be released in May.
The film stars Ashley Judd, Gwynyth Paltree, and Dwayne Johnson.
Pitt also will produce.
The show will also feature a cameo by the late Tupac Shakur, who has died at the age of 43.