Movin’ On Up: VH1’s ‘The Breaks’ To Become Full-Fledged Series

Movies & TV

After an extremely successful premiere back in January, VH1’s The Breaks has received a full series order, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Viacom, VH1’s parent company, put the plan in motion on Wednesday (Feb. 17) for the made-for-television film about New York’s hip-hop scene in the 90’s, which drew an audience of 2.6 million.

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The new show, starring Wood Harris, Mack (Tristan) Wilds, Afton Williamson, David Call, Antoine Harris and Method Man, was based on Dan Charnas’ book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop. It’s currently the second highest-rated cable TV film of 2016 among adults 18-49, 18-34 and women in both demos, says THR.

Hip-hop seems to be one of the hottest draws on television. With Empire, Power and the 1970s hip-hop drama The Get Down coming to Netflix in the summer, it seems as though The Breaks are in great company.

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