BET has ordered a pilot for Street Dreams, a series based on the life story of rapper Nas.
The series title comes from the Nas’s song of the same name from his sophomore album, It Was Written. Like the song, Street Dreams the show will be set in New York City in the early 1990s, and it will dramatize the development of young Nas from little boy coming up on the streets of Queens to drug dealer to one of the most influential figures in hip-hop history.
The series will be written and directed by Jonathan Levine who received acclaim for his Hip-Hop heavy 2008 film The Wackness. Nas will serve as executive producer.
Parts of Nas‘ life story was covered in the 2014 documentary Time Is Illmatic which centered around the making of his debut album. If this series is anything like The New Edition Story, expect some greatness.