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.
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.
wow… thank you, God. LOOK WHAT WE DID, HIP-HOP!!!!!! https://t.co/n2VPunuw6k
— Mack™ (@MACKWILDS) February 16, 2016
The Breaks will get VH1 an Emmy nomination. The series will be the best show on t.v
— Noble Wood Harris (@WoodHarris) February 17, 2016