Notorious B.I.G.’s Lyrics Inspire TBS Scripted Series; Animated ‘Storyville’ Gets Greenlight

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TBS is working on a scripted comedy series with plotlines loosely based on the lyrics of rap legend the Notorious B.I.G. New York-based Mass Appeal is working with the cable net on Think B.I.G., which follows the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son.

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The Turner-owned net also announced that it is in production on Storyville, a 10-episode digital series will feature funny, absurd, weird and sometimes sheer joyful stories straight from the mouths of top celebrities. The true-life stories of musicians, actors, comedians, writers and artists will be animated in detail, exposing the absurdity of celebrity life in all of its glory. Storyville will premiere this fall across TBS digital and social platforms. Get a taste below.

Mass Appeal is producing both shows —  Think B.I.G. in partnership with Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Films and Voletta Wallace for Notorious B.I.G. Inc. and Storyville with OkayPlayer.

Storyville and Think B.I.G. speak to the types of projects we will cultivate with Mass Appeal moving forward,” said Brett Weitz, EVP Original Programming at TBS. “Mass Appeal is a leader in developing unique stories with diverse voices. There’s no better partner for us to connect with this vibrant, impassioned audience.”

Watch a clip from the “Questlove vs. Prince” episode of Storyville here:

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