Vh1’s The Breaks Will Expand Into Full Series
Last month (January 4), Vh1 premiered a made-for-TV movie The Breaks. Partially based on Dan Charnas’ book, The Big Payback, the series starred Hip-Hop artists ranging from Method Man to Phonte, Torae to Prince Paul, among others. The leading roles belonged to R&B sensation Mack Wilds, as well as Afton Williamson, David Call, and Hollywood veteran Wood Harris. Scored by DJ Premier, the 1990-set film included a soundtrack of Ultramagnetic MC’s, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, and Masta Ace.
For fans of the TV film—which featured an apparent open-ending, there is good news. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that VH1 has expanded The Breaks into a full TV series.
“The Breaks aired in January and currently ranks as the #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% gain among adults under 50 in January,” reports T.H.R.
It is unclear at present how many episodes were ordered of the series, or the inclusion of original artist actors.