Snoop Dogg's New HBO Show Will Be An '80s Throwback

Fresh off his performance on the season finale of our favorite new show, Empire, Snoop Dogg announced during his SXSW keynote speech on Friday that he will executive produce a drama about 1980s Los Angeles for HBO, Variety reports.  
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Partnering with Menace II Society director Allen Hughes and The Boondocks writer Rodney Barnes, Snoop Dogg will be looking back on his own childhood in 1980’s Long Beach as pre-pseudonym Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., for inspiration. The as-of-yet untitled series will focus on a seemingly idyllic L.A. family dealing with the impact of Reagan-era social policies on their neighborhood. (Dare we say, the “trickle-down effect” on the community? Too overt?) 

Snoop Dogg is a noted fan of HBO’s record-breaking Game of Thrones, so his decision to partner with the network comes as no surprise, and we’re curious to see what they develop together. As long as the controversial rapper keeps his potentially homophobic tendencies in check, that is.       

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