Following Snoop’s guest appearance on FOX’s Empire (Mar. 17), the D-O-double-G is preparing to leave a lasting mark on network television.
Deadline reports the Cali native plans to create a series for HBO centered on a family living in Los Angeles in the 1980s. In collaboration with Dead Presidents director Allen Hughes, the original program’s concept will look at the effects of American politics on this family’s community and their personal lives.
The untitled show will also receive the writing services of Rodney Barnes, mostly known for his work on The Boondocks. During Snoop’s SXSW address Friday (Mar. 20), the 43-year-old artist said, “HBO is the number one network in the world as far as developing and having these types of shows come to life. This is a dream come true to be able to tell a story that’s going to be told the right way on the right network.”
No word on when the show will receive the green light for production, but the BUSH rapper has a lasting relationship with the cable entity, appearing on the cover of their Catch The Throne mixtape that dropped this week.
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