ABC/Randy HolmesSnoop Dogg has announced a partnership with HBO to develop a new series.
Billboard reports that during his keynote address at the South by Southwest conference on Friday — more of question and answer session with his manager Ted Chung than a speech — the rapper revealed that the untitled program will be directed and executive produced by Menace II Society co-director Allen Hughes and written by Rodney Barnes, with whom Snoop previously collaborated on The Boondocks.
The new series is set in early 1980s Los Angeles and follows “a family whose seemingly idyllic life is turned upside down by the collision of their community and American politics.”
“HBO’s the No. 1 network in the world as far as developing and having these types of shows come to life,” Snoop revealed. “To be able to work with Allen Hughes…this is like a dream come true to be able to tell a story that’s gonna be told the right way, on the right network.”
While that project is still in the development, the rapper is also working on his next studio album, Bush, due out May 12 via Columbia Records.
Snoop teamed for the upcoming album with executive producer Pharrell, who he calls a “genius.” “It’s a ride through the funkisphere. It feels good,” Snoop says of the album, adding “It’s just a whole nother groove of me.”
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