Even though the Television series has a similar title as the 2002 movie “Shottas”, Spragga said there is no link, but the same cast and crew will be acting in it.
Bob Marley’s son, Kymani Marley and Spragga Benz will both be staring in the series. They will be playing gangsters who are involved in organized crime in both Miami and Kingston Similar to what they did in the classic movie which was released almost 20 years ago.
Spragga Benz who plays ‘Titus’ in the new TV show revealed that people were asking for a follow up to ‘Shottas’ but there were legal rights to the original movie that was in court being contested. For now, the television series is getting all the attention even though there is a script for ‘Shottas 2’. Munair Zacca and Paul Campbell will also be acting in ‘Top Shottas’ TV series.
Shottas is a Jamaican crime film about two young men who participate in organized crime in Kingston, Jamaica and Miami, Florida.
Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Paul Campbell and Louie Rankin were in the original film. It was written and then directed by Cess Silvera.
The original “Shottas” tells the story of two young men who grew up together, in a ghetto in Waterhouse, Kingston, the characters were played by Ky-Mani Marley’s character Biggs (Errol) and Wayne (Spragga Benz). While they were still quite young, they robbed a soda truck and shot the truck driver.
They bought visas with the robbery money to go to America, and continued committing crimes, and hustled in Miami. Biggs got deported after twenty years, in Jamaica where Wayne and (Paul Campbell) Mad Max, who were also deported, and they continued to commit crimes, they began extorting business people to get cash.
The movie is loved in the USA by Black people almost just as much as it’s loved in Jamaica.