No disrespect to Kimmel’s excellent Lie Witness News segment, but the best thing to come out of this year’s SXSW festival is the news that Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr – Snoop Dogg to you and me – is developing his own drama series for HBO.
The Verge report that Snoop has signed on to develop the show, which is a family drama set in Los Angeles in the early ’80s. Boondocks writer Rodney Barnes will executive produce.
This information came to light during Snoop’s keynote address – sidebar: we’re up for attending any event where Snoop presents a goddamn keynote – during which he praised the cable network’s solid reputation.
“HBO is the number one network in the world as far as developing and having these types of shows come to life,” he said. “This is a dream come true to tell a story that’s going to be told the right way on the right network.”
The as-yet-untitled show – which, it must be noted, is only in development, and has yet to receive the final stamp of approval from HBO – centers around the collision of “community and American politics.”
Joining HBO would definitely be a dream come true for Snoop, a noted Game Of Thrones fan:
Shame director Steve McQueen has also had his show Codes Of Conduct picked up as a limited series by HBO, which is great news, though sadly Michael Fassbender‘s mighty dong does not look like it will feature in any capacity.
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