Showtime takes a deep dive into how Danny Hernandez, aka Tekashi 6ix9ine, came to be one of music’s most controversial artists of the moment.
The Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine teaser, which Showtime released on Wednesday, gives music fans a glimpse into the rainbow rapper’s rise to notoriety and his fall as a convicted criminal.
“If I was to die today, I’d be a legend. I know that for a fact,” Hernandez says in the trailer.
The teaser splices together footage of Hernandez hyping up crowds at his concerts, appearing in various talk shows and pleading his way in court amid a plethora of controversies. The Brooklyn rapper faced federal prosecutions in 2019 after he pleaded guilty to nine crimes.
Karam Gill directs the three-part series, inspired by Stephen Witt’s Rolling Stone story. Giancarlo Esposito narrates the music-crime series.
Supervillain is produced by Imagine Documentaries, Rolling Stone and Lightbox. Brian Grazer executive produces with Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein of Imagine Documentaries, Gus Wenner of Rolling Stone, Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn of Lightbox, journalist Stephen Witt and Peter J. Scalettar. The docuseries will premiere on Showtime on Sunday, February 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with new episodes airing every Sunday through March 7.
See the Supervillain trailer above.
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