Web Favorite Hits Prime Time
“Money & Violence” has gone from Youtube to the boob tube.
The hood favorite, which chronicles the lives of New York’s gritty criminal underbelly, is set to head to TV screens soon after making its debut on Youtube, it’s creator and star, Moetivation told BOSSIP.
Moetivation, who was born Moses Verneau, told us he just inked a deal with a major yet-to-be-named cable network to bring “Money & Violence” to television. And although the show has changed mediums, he said it’ll be the same real life look at the world of drug dealers, gunmen and thieves that viewers have grown to love.
“We’re going into television,” he told us. “Look out for season three. It’s going to be amazing. It’s going to have the same authenticity, the same grit that you know and love from ‘Money & Violence,’ only bigger and better.”
Last season ended in a cliff hanger, with “Shooter” Shane hospitalized after his own brother (played by rapper Uncle Murda) shoots him for “disrespecting” him.
“It’s going to have the same grittiness, but at the same time, the storyline is going to be much broader. because of budget constraints, we held back on a lot of things we did want to touch on in the first two seasons. But now going to a bigger platform, and having a bigger budget, we’re going to be able to do a lot more.
“Money & Violence” made its debut on Youtube two years ago to critical acclaim, and spawned several other web-based urban series. Last year, Moe moved the show to Tidal, which broadcasted season two. But season three will now head to cable TV.
“It’s amazing, and at the same time, it’s a learning process,” he said. “I’m still getting used to this. So just as much as I’m trying to be a creator, I’m also a student at the exact same time.”