Snoop Dogg To Develop ’80s Drama Series On HBO


It looks like Snoop Dogg has found a fascination with television.

After his recent appearance on the season finale of Empire, the rapper revealed a tidbit during his keynote speech at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival on March 20 that he will be developing a family drama with HBO, the network confirmed.

Set in the early 1980s, the show will depict the struggles of an idyllic family from Los Angeles during the Reagan-era and the crack epidemic of the time, HBO said.

Partnering with Menace II Society director Allen Hughes and The Boondocks writer Rodney Barnes, Snoop will revisit his own childhood as he grew up in Long Beach, California during ’80s.

Since the show is still in early development, a title and premiere date has yet to be finalized.

However, Snoop Dogg’s latest album, Bush, is slated to release in May. Stay tuned!

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