Showtime has released the trailer for its upcoming docuseries, Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine. The three-part series will be narrated by Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito (Gustavo Fring) and will follow the story of how Daniel Hernandez, a deli worker from New York, transformed into a viral, rainbow-haired, face-tatted, hip-hop sensation.
It will also follow his tumultuous criminal records and is reported to feature an exclusive post-prison interview following his release last year. In February 2019, 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to racketeering and firearm charges. He reduced his sentence to two years by giving testimonies against his former acquaintances, the Brooklyn gang Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, who helped mold his gangsta image. He was released after 13 months, in April 2020, due to Covid-19 infiltrating the prison system. Shortly after his release, 6ix9ine released his third studio album, TattleTales, which hit the #1 on Billboard’s charts within two weeks.
Supervillain, produced by Rolling Stone and Lightbox, will premiere on Showtime at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, so stock up on your popcorn and prepare to sink into your couch for a thrilling look into the life of one of the most infamous celebrities of the decade. Watch the official trailer below.