Dubbed as the “Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur,” the five-part docuseries directed by Allen Hughes “Dear Mama” gets a new release date.
From Emmy Award®-nominated director Allen Hughes (The Defiant Ones) comes a five-part cinematic television event exploring two voices, activist Afeni Shakur and hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, that could not be silenced.
Told through the eyes of the people who knew them best, Dear Mama is 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.
The title for the new docuseries stems from Tupac’s 1995 hit single, “Dear Mama.” The iconic hip hop classic had a 23-year-old Tupac putting the relationship between himself and his mother Afeni Shakur, on full display for the world. The good, the bad, it was all laid out on the table, making even grown men cry.
“When I was young, me and my mama had beef
17 years old, kicked out on the streets
Though back at the time I never thought I’d see her face
Ain’t a woman alive that could take my mama’s place,” Tupac.
Back on Mother’s Day, FX released the first official teaser for the upcoming docuseries, which was slated for fall of 2022. Fans have been patiently waiting over three years for the release of the highly anticipated docuseries. Allen Hughes’ incredible piece on Tupac’s segment in “Defiant Ones,” adds to that anticipation.
Back in 2019, FX announced they would air a new Tupac docuseries, led by the Hughes Brothers. The two brothers have reunited after eleven years for the project. Allen Hughes has full access to Tupac’s released and unreleased material, writings, and poetry. All of which was granted by the Tupac Estate.
Unfortunately, viewers have to wait a little bit longer. As it was revealed on Christmas Day via Tupac’s official Instagram account, “Dear Mama” is set for a Spring 2023 release. “Afeni had the vision, Tupac shared it with the world. FX’s @DearMamaFX, a new docuseries. This Spring on @FXNetworks. Stream on Hulu. #DearMamaFX,” read the caption of the new teaser. “I’m most like my mom, because I’m arrogant. Totally arrogant,” says a teenage Tupac Shakur in the newly released teaser.