Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, nee Daniel Hernandez, turned himself into an example of what happens when manufactured fame goes wrong in Showtime’s docuseries Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine.
Supervillain traces the path of how Hernandez, a young deli clerk in New York City, used social media to transform himself into viral hip-hop sensation Tekashi 6ix9ine. Spoiler alert: The series also features an exclusive post-prison interview with Hernandez after his release last year.
The docuseries is based on Stephen Witt’s Rolling Stone profile of the rapper: Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Supervillain.
Karam Gill (Ice Cold, G-Funk) directs, and the series is produced by Imagine Documentaries, Rolling Stone and Lightbox. Brian Grazer executive produces with Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein of Imagine Documentaries, Gus Wenner of Rolling Stone, Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn of Lightbox, Witt and Peter J. Scalettar.
The three-episode docuseries, narrated by Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul, The Mandalorian), debuts Sunday, Feb. 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The entire series will release for on-demand streaming on Showtime and its partner platforms on Feb. 21.