Snoop Dogg is developing a new drama series for HBO about a Los Angeles family in the early 1980s. Details are limited right now, but Deadline reports that Snoop will serve as an executive producer and that Rodney Barnes, an executive producer and writer for The Boondocks, will be writing the series. It's described, vaguely, as being about the collision of "community and American politics." Snoop reportedly grew up outside of LA in the ’70s and ’80s, so his childhood may well inform the tone and events of the series. There's no name for the show just yet, and it sounds like HBO hasn't given it a final sign off either. Still, it's a pretty great creative team — and with HBO already talking, it clearly sees the appeal.
"HBO is the number one network in the world as far as developing and having these types of shows come to life," Snoop said while discussing the show during a South by Southwest keynote, according to the Associated Press. "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."