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TV series based on the life of Fat Joe in development at BET & Showtime


“The Book of Jose” will also be produced by Fat Joe.

Fat Joe is a legend of the New York hip hop scene. He’s already capitalized on that status, hosting “The Fat Joe Show” on Starz and announcing an upcoming memoir earlier this year. He now has a new project dedicated to his career.

It was recently announced that Fat Joe has another TV show in development at Showtime and BET Studios. The show will be called Jose’s bookand will follow the story of the rapper’s early years in the Bronx.

So far, only the series pilot is officially under development. It is produced by Joe, New York undercover screenwriter Jorge A. Reyes and Blackish designer Kenya Barris. The show will be a sitcom, detailing the true story of Fat Joe growing up and struggling to cope amid the drugs and violence that plagued 1980s Bronx.

Apparently, the series will cover a broad arc of Joe’s career, showing how Joe overcame his rocky start to have a massively successful career. Topics to be discussed include incarceration, rap rivalries, and addiction. The creators say resilience and love for family will be two of the show’s main themes.

Fat Joe, of course, is proud of the news. He took to Instagram to spread the word, sharing screenshots of the Deadline announcement. “JOSE’S BOOK the book isn’t even out yet and we’re finally shooting the series on REAL ON TV,” he wrote in the post. Do you think you’ll be listening to Joe’s new project?