VH1’s Original Movie The Breaks Greenlit To Become A Series!

We see your love for '90s hip hop and raise you an entire TV series about it.

VH1 is about to do what it does best: bring back the music, nostalgia and magic of a bygone era. Today, we’re proudly announcing that the hit TV movie of 2015, The Breaks, will be turned into our latest scripted series, headed to TV screens for late 2016. Get all the info about the new series now, and in case you missed it, watch the entire movie here!


The Film Ranks As a Top 3 Original Cable Movies of 2016;
Dominated As The #1 Cable Program Among Adults 18-34 During Its Premiere

NEW YORK, NY – February 16, 2016 – VH1’s Original Movie “The Breaks” has been greenlit for a series slated to premiere on VH1 in late 2016.

VH1’s premiere of “The Breaks” ranks as the #2 cable original movie of 2016 among adults 18-49, adults 18-34, women 18-49 and women 18-34. Its premiere on January 4 ranked as the #1 cable program among adults 18-34 in its 9-11 PM time period. When combined with its 11 pm encore, 2.6 million total viewers tuned in to watch the film that evening. The film also helped fuel VH1’s +42% leap in primetime ratings among adults 18-49 in January.

Inspired by the book by journalist Dan Charnas entitled “The Big Payback,” a narrative history of the hip-hop business, “The Breaks” film was written, directed and executive produced by Seith Mann (“The Wire,” “The Walking Dead,” “Homeland”) with a story by Mann and Charnas. The film followed three young friends fulfilling their hip hop dreams in New York City in 1990.

“’The Breaks’ is VH1 at its best, intersecting ’90s nostalgia with hip hop for the masses,” said Chris McCarthy, General Manager of VH1. “Both the viewers and critics have spoken, and we couldn’t be happier to continue telling the story that has already connected with millions of pop culture fans.”

In addition to Seith Mann, Dan Charnas and Bill Flanagan are executive producers. Maggie Malina will serve as executive producer for VH1.