Showtime’s new docuseries, Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine, will premiere on February 21st, with all episodes available on the network’s on-demand platforms starting that day. Showtime and Rolling Stone, which co-produced Supervillain alongside Imagine Documentaries and Lightbox, are also presenting an exclusive advanced screening of the first episode, followed by a panel with director Karam Gill and executive producer Pete Scalettar, moderated by Rolling Stone President & COO Gus Wenner.
A trailer for the series offers a condensed review of 6ix9ine’s rise from an insecure outcast to one of the most polarizing, reviled, and fascinating figures in hip-hop and pop culture. The clip also touches on 6ix9ine’s increasing affiliation with various gang members, culminating in his arrest, prison sentence, and testimony in a blockbuster trial that led to the conviction of two purported members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
“Superheroes always die, but villains never die,” 6ix9ine says at the end of the trailer. “I want to be a villain.”
Supervillain is based on Stephen Witt’s feature on Tekashi 6ix9ine for Rolling Stone. The show will feature an extensive interview with 6ix9ine following his release from prison last year, while Giancarlo Esposito (best known for his roles in Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and The Mandalorian) will narrate.