Snoop Dog announced that he is developing a new HBO drama series with director Allen Hughes, producer/director (Menace II Society), at SXSW last week. The series is so premature that it hasn’t been named or even have a preliminary premier date
Snoop, 43, described at his SXSW keynote, that the series is set in Los Angeles in the early ‘80s, and will depict a “family whose seemingly idyllic life is turned upside down by the collision of their community and American politics.” The series will set out to illustrate the impact that Reaganomics had on his community, at which time Snoop was growing up in Long Beach.
Rodney Barnes known for “The Boondocks” and “Everybody Hates Chris” will write the series featuring Snoop and it will be directed by Allen Hughes (Broken City, Dead Presidents, The Book of Eli and Gang Related).
Snoop said, “HBO is the number one network in the world as far as developing and having these types of shows come to life. It’s a dream come true to be able to tell a story that’s going to be told the right way on the right network.”