While much is still to be figured out regarding Young Thug and YSL’s RICO case, the content machine is already starting to churn.
According to Variety, Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and Rolling Stone Films are developing a docuseries and accompanying podcast detailing the rise and potential fall of Young Thug and his YSL empire.
Both projects are reportedly still in the early stages with no title and directors on board yet. The docuseries will focus on the “Atlanta Hip Hop boom,” as well as the ongoing RICO case that has ensnared Young Thug, Gunna and 26 other members of their Young Slime Life collective.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the talented team at Jigsaw to tell this ambitious and important story about one of the most compelling and controversial music scenes of the moment,” Rolling Stone CEO Gus Wenner said in a statement.
Young Thug remains behind bars after a Fulton County judge denied him bond in June, declaring him a “flight risk” and “danger to the community.” The 30-year-old faces one count of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and one count of participation in criminal street gang activity, in addition to seven felonies stemming from drugs and weapons seized by police at his home.
Gunna, who has also been charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the RICO Act, suffered a similar fate earlier this week when a judge denied his bond request for a second time, citing concerns over witness tampering.
Both rappers have been accused by prosecutors of being high-ranking members in the YSL collective, an alleged “criminal street gang” behind a series of murders, armed robberies and other violent crimes in Atlanta since 2012.
Rolling Stone is no stranger to backing film projects. They teamed with Showtime in 2021 for the unauthorized three-part doc titled Supervillain profiling the notorious rise of 6ix9ine.