Executives at America's BET Network have ordered an hour long pilot episode of the series, titled Street Dreams, according to editors at Deadline.com.

Street Dreams was the title of Nas' breakthrough 1996 hit, which reached number 22 on America's Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The pilot for the series, which will be directed by Rush filmmaker Jonathan Levine and is likely to be executive produced by Nas himself, will reportedly focus on his years in New York city in the 1990s.

The project started life in 2014 as a comedy series based upon the formative experiences of the 43-year-old hip hop star, real name Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones.

However the project appeared to have no future after XBox Entertainment Studios, the company behind the Nas comedy series, closed down just months after signing a deal to create the show.

In addition to directing the pilot, Levine is reportedly in line to write the script for Street Dreams.

According to Deadline, deals outlining the finer details of the project are being finalised.

Casting decisions and a prospective air date are yet to be announced.