HBO is working on a new drama series set in 1980’s Los Angeles and you’ll never guess who it’s partnering with: Snoop Dogg. next to nothing has been revealed about the series aside from the fact that it will follow a family in LA, may be inspired by Snoop Dogg’s own life growing up in Long Beach, and will deal with the collision of “community and American politics.”
HBO is developing a drama series from rapper-actor Snoop Dogg and director-producer Allen Hughes (Broken City, Gang Related). Written by Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris) and directed by Hughes, the untitled drama is set HBO blue logoin early 1980s Los Angeles and centers on a family whose seemingly idyllic life is turned upside down by the collision of their community and American politics. Snoop Dogg (real name Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr) was born in Long Beach and grew up in the port city just south of Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s. He executive produces the potential series with his longtime manager, Ted Chung of Stampede Management, Hughes and Barnes. Snoop Dogg and Barnes previously worked together on the animated family comedy The Boondocks, which Barnes executive produced and on which Snoop Dogg voiced a recurring character.