VH1 has snagged another scripted series. In January, the network launched one episode of ‘The Breaks‘. And now, they’ve picked up the hip-hop drama to series, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
The Breaks is a TV hip-hop drama film that chronicles the life of three friends during the early 1990s hip-hop scene. The film stars Wood Harris, Mack Wilds, Afton Williamson, David Call and legendary rapper Method Man. Inspired by journalist Dan Charnas’ book “The Big Payback,” The Breaks was written and directed by Seith Mann and executive produced by Mann, Charnas, and Maggie Malina, along with Susan Levison and Bill Flanagan.
According to the site, The Breaks aired in January and currently ranks as the No. 2 cable original movie of the year among adults 18-49, 18-34 and women in both demos. The January premiere and immediate encore collected a combined 2.6 million total viewers, propelling VH1 to a 42 percent gain among adults under 50 in January.
VH1 GM Chris McCarthy said,
The Breaks’ is VH1 at its best, intersecting ’90s nostalgia with hip-hop for the masses. Both the viewers and critics have spoken, and we couldn’t be happier to continue telling the story that has already connected with millions of pop culture fans.