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Busta Rhymes Almost Had His Own Jenji Kohan Superhero Show

The 'Orange Is the New Black' and 'Weeds' creator wrote the pilot and everything

picture-23014-1408736514Brennan Carley // August 7, 2014

Before she rose to fame on the strength of Weeds and Orange is the New Black, showrunner Jenji Kohan wrote a never-produced pilot for a superhero show starring none other than Busta Rhymes. The writer/producer revealed that odd tidbit in her new Hollywood Reporter cover story.

Shortly after she did a stint writing for Friends more than a decade ago, Kohan said, sge went through a trial-and-error process of script-writing that included “a comedy about a divorce lawyer still in love with his ex-wife… a Second Wives Club, and a musical rom-com.” And most improbably of all, yes, a television series that would have featured the “Woo Haa!!!” MC in a lead role. We assume Courvoisier would be the mysterious source of his power.

The ever-charismatic Busta is certainly no stranger to the superhero world. The artwork for his recent single with Eminem, “Calm Down,” features Rhymes as a Hulk-sized mutant and Slim Shady in Batman-esque spandex. He also once starred as the voice of the Reptar Wagon in The Rugrats Movie, which was kind of heroic, and definitely super. He’s done a fair bit of acting, too, having appeared in The Boondocks, Halloween: Ressurection, and Finding Forrester, among others.

Earlier this week, Busta Rhymes took heat for starring in a car commerical music video called “Swagger Wagon.” Watch that below if you’re looking for a head-scratching moment. (And revist Rugrats after that.)