Dear Mama, the docuseries about Tupac and Afeni Shakur, just got an emotive and impactful new full-length trailer. Moreover, the FX outing will focus on the legendary rapper's relationship with his mother, who was a Black Panther and shaped him profoundly. On Wednesday (March 22), a two-minute clip premiered ahead of its April 21 debut on FX. Not only that, but the premiere will consist of two of its five episodes, with the rest coming out individually every following Friday for three weeks. Also, each episode will be available to stream on Hulu the day after its network broadcast.
"It was very difficult for me to be a mom. But I knew very well how to protect my children," Afeni Shakur says in the short clip. "My mother taught me to analyze society and not be quiet,” a 17-year-old Pac remarks in the trailer. “If there’s something on my mind, speak it. Because – I gotta reiterate it – my mother was a Black Panther and she was very involved in the movement." Amid photos, video clips, and Pac's music, the teaser paints a concise, vivid, and emotional picture of their bond.
Tupac's Dear Mama's Full-Length Trailer Is Here
"Wherever possible, we tried to find archival footage that hadn’t been seen. So there’s a lot that we have in the five parts,” series director Allen Hughes explained. “There’s also audio that’s never been heard. And not just some of his acapellas and vocals, there is a lot of stuff of Tupac from his baby years that had never been seen." Moreover, Hughes also directed the Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine-centered The Defiant Ones.
Furthermore, he shared these details while promoting Dear Mama at the Television Critics Awards winter press tour. Also, he explained that prioritizing new content will help viewers understand some of Pac and Afeni's decisions more. "For Tupac superfans, I believe that two of the most important things in the project is the never seen before [footage],” he continued. “But most importantly, you get to understand why he made certain decisions." Check out the trailer above and come back to HNHH for the latest on Dear Mama and Tupac Shakur.