Showtime Releases Trailer For New Tekashi 6ix9ine Documentary 'Supervillain'

The teaser premiered this past week for the upcoming docuseries

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Ahead of the new year, Showtime has released the teaser for the anticipated docuseries on rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine aka Daniel Hernandez. Entitled Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine, it will be a three-part series and is set to premiere in the first quarter of 2021.

Inspired by journalist Stephen Witt’s January 2019 Rolling Stone article “Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Supervillain." Supervillain will be produced by Rolling Stone alongside Lightbox and Imagine Documentaries and features rare footage of the controversial rapper who became known for his music, internet feuds, and legal troubles.

While Hernandez has always generated a lot of attention and controversy with his music and over-the-top persona, it was his 2019 arrest and subsequent trial that captured the attention of the music industry and the general public. The trial featured Hernandez infamously becoming the leading witness for prosecutors in a racketeering case against former associates, the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. Originally sentenced to two years in prison, Hernandez was set to be released in November 2020. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the rapper was ordered to serve the rest of his sentence on house arrest due to his asthmatic condition, therefore being granted release on April 1st. Since his release, the rapper has returned to both music and social media.

According to Showtime, Supervillain will further highlight exactly how ‘the New York City deli clerk was able to transform into Tekashi 6ix9ine, boasting 2.6 billion streams and 15 hits on the top of the music charts, while making his mark as a creature of the internet by translating his outlandish digital presence into a remarkable effective persona.’ The series further explores Hernandez's life ‘beyond the antics,’ noting his ability to represent Gen Y and Gen Z by ‘challenging and even disregarding the concept of authenticity.’ Supervillain will also include an exclusive interview with Hernandez conducted by the film’s director Karan Gill after his April release. 

If you missed the trailer for Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine, you can catch the preview above. 

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