— The Breaks (@TheBreaksVH1) February 16, 2016
VH1 announced their original TV movie The Breaks will be getting a series of its own. A full season is in the works following the crazy success the film saw in January with its original premier and encore airing. Both garnered the network a combined 2.6 million viewers among adults 18-49.
The film is based on the Dan Charnas’ best-selling book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop. It highlights the rise of hip hop in the span of 40 years using his experiences as a writer for The Source magazine. The Breaks starred Wood Harris (The Wire), Mack (Tristan) Wilds (90210), Afton Williamson (Banshee), David Call (Gossip Girl), Antoine Harris (Ballers) and Method Man (How High) who are all expected to be returning to their roles in the television series. An exact episode count has not been released yet.
“The Breaks’ is VH1 at its best, intersecting ’90s nostalgia with hip-hop for the masses,” VH1 GM Chris McCarthy stated. “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.”
The television series will continue to follow the three friends, Nikki, David and DeeVee, brought together by their love for hip hop and their attempts to make a mark on the industry. No word on when the series could be expected to drop, keep your eyes open to mark your calendars.