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Scripted anthology series will turn classic hip-hop songs like ‘F*ck Tha Police’ into three-act narratives

BET Networks is developing a scripted anthology series with veteran industry executive Irv Gotti. Tales, produced and created by Gotti and his Visionary Ideas production company, will adapt the lyrics of classic hip-hop songs into three-act, 60-minute narratives. Among the tracks being transformed into cinematic “song stories”: N.W.A’s “F*ck Tha Police” and Beyoncé andJay Z’s “On the Run.”

Slated for second or third quarter 2017, Tales will be helmed by a different director, screenwriter and cast each week, all drawn from a mix of established and emerging talents. The series will be presented in a multi-platform cross-collaboration with Tidal in which the global service will stream exclusive director’s cut versions of the episodes following their initial airings on BET.

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