Snoop Dogg developing 1980s Los Angeles drama for HBO

No title or debut has been announced

Snoop Dogg has announced that he is developing a drama about 1980s Los Angeles for HBO.

The rapper made the announcement on Friday (March 20th) during his SXSW keynote speech where he will executive produce the drama with The Book Of Eli director Allen Hughes and The Boondocks writer Rodney Barnes.

Variety reports that the series will center around a family living in inner-city L.A. and explore the effects of Reagan-era social policies on the area. During that era, Snoop Dogg grew up in Long Beach.

“HBO is the No. 1 network in the world as far as developing and having these types of shows come to life,” he said during his SXSW Q&A with longtime manager Ted Chung. “This is a dream come true to be able to tell a story that’s going to be told the right way on the right network.”

This isn’t the rapper’s first foray into TV. He just appeared on Fox’s music-centric Empire finale on March 18th. Also, his five-part documentary series, Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream, which follows Snoop Dogg and his football star son, Cordell Broadus, as he prepares to start a college football career, recently aired on ESPN.

No name or airdate has been announced as of press time.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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