Rick James’ life could be coming to video. Unlike recent movie bio-pics for Elton John, Queen or The Four Seasons, the music legend's story will be told on a TV mini-series.
According to Variety, Super Freak will be "a funkadelic mix of music biopic and true crime, chronicling James’ plans for a comeback in the early 1990s amidst a heated trial that threatened to destroy his legacy."
The production team for the project is Randy McKinnon, whose other credits include series like Chambers and Grand Army.He’s heading up the project for Universal Studios.
The company is co-owned with NBC, Peacock, USA Network and Universal Pictures, but no TV or streaming platform has made a deal to stream Super Freak.
[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]