Rose will play Shakur, while Jonez will portray B.I.G. in Unsolved, a new drama which centres on the investigations into the murders of the rappers. Rose portrayed Tupac in 2015's N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.

The series is based on former Los Angeles Police Department Detective Greg Kading's experiences investigating the murders. He also wrote the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations. Josh Duhamel will play Kading, while Jimmi Simpson will star as Detective Russell Poole and Bokeem Woodbine portrays Officer Daryn Dupree.

The show will be directed The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story's Anthony Hemingway, who will also serve as executive producer on the series.

Tupac was shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1996, while Notorious B.I.G. was murdered in Los Angeles the following year (97).