Rapper Snoop Dogg has dabbled in the TV biz before, but now the notorious rapper is delving deeper, creating a new drama series that will air on HBO, reports Deadline. And those familiar with the Dogg/Lion’s previous work may be surprised to find out that this new endeavor is a family saga.
The yet-to-be-titled series will reportedly be set in Los Angeles (naturally) in the early ‘80s, and follow a family who struggles with American politics getting in the way of their beloved community.
Snoop (aka Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr.) grew up in a port city just south of LA during the same time frame, so the show will likely draw on his own personal experiences. He will serve as executive producer with long-time manager, Stampede Management’s Ted Chung, along with Rodney Barnes (Everybody Hates Chris), and Allen Hughes (Gang Related). Barnes and Hughes will also serve as writer and director of the series, respectively.
The enduring rapper/celebrity has had plenty of TV experience leading up to his new project: Aside from many guest appearances over the years, and his hilarious recurring parody segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live called “Plizzanet Earth,” he also voiced a recurring character of animated family comedy The Boondocks, which Barnes also executive produced.
There’s no confirmed air date for the show, nor any more details about its plot or cast at this point.