Is there anything Snoop Dogg doesn’t do? The Long Beach rapper recently announced that he is developing a new series for HBO that will be set in 1980s Los Angeles.
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After making his mizzark on the worlds of music and film, the Doggfather is about to enter the TV business. Snoop Dogg announced during Friday’s keynote at SXSW that he has partnered with filmmaker Allen Hughes on a series that’s being developed for HBO. Set in the 1980s, the show will tell the story of what happens to one family living in inner-city Los Angeles as Reagan-era social policies and legislation begin to take effect.
Snoop, 43, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., told a packed ballroom Friday that he is excited to tell a story that is familiar to him and his collaborators. “Allen Hughes made one of my favorite movies ever,” Broadus said. In addition to direction from Hughes, the untitled series will be written by Rodney Barnes, whose credits include the TV series “Boondocks” and “Everybody Hates Chris.” Ted Chung, Broadus’ longtime manager and a partner at Stampede Management, will be one of the executive producers.
During the keynote the “Drops It Like It’s Hot” rapper also spoke on his new love for painting and Willie Nelson stories.
Snoop Dogg’s new album, BUSH, which is executive produced by Pharrell Williams, is in stores May 12.