Snoop Dogg will be shooting an HBO drama series alongside Allen Hughes.
Over the course of the past two decades Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, which is the rapper’s real name, has starred in numerous movies and TV series productions. Most of his cameo roles are of playing himself, of course, but he’s also known to portray other characters as well. He has also produced several documentaries in the past. And now the 43 year old performer has the chance to take part in an HBO drama TV series alongside Allen Hughes.
Rodney Barnes, the man who stands behind The Boondocks and Everybody Hates Chris, has teamed up with Snoop Dogg and Allen Hughes. Barnes and Dogg worked together on The Boondocks, for which the rapper lent his voice to one of the animated characters. Now they will be working together on an untitled TV series, which is reportedly set to air on HBO. Barnes wrote the story for the series, which revolves around an unfortunate family, whose life takes a sudden turn for worse when their community collides with the American politics. The story is set in Los Angeles during the early 1980s. Snoop Dogg will act as the executive producer for the series alongside Hughes, who’s famous for his work on Gang Related and Broken City.
The 43 year old rapper claims he’s extremely happy to work on this project. He grew up in the late 1970s and the early 1980s just outside of Los Angeles. He claims he’s glad to be able to tell such a story in such a way.
The name of the series is still unknown and by the looks of it, the project is still in the planning/development phase. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for it to be greenlighted!