Snoop Dogg Developing New HBO Series With Makers Of Menace II Society & Boondocks

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In the last 15 years, Snoop Dogg has launched two television series: the 2002-2003 MTV-spawned “Doggy Fizzle Televizzle” and the 2007-2008 two-season go for E!, “Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood.” Neither show made it past 18 episodes, respectively. However, the Long Beach, California Hip-Hop icon is not done. According to The AV Club, Snoop Dogg is presenting attempting to bring dramatic television his own paw-stamp.

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HBO is cultivating a drama, set in 1980s Los Angeles, and produced (possibly directed) by Tha Doggfather and Allen Hughes. Although AV Club erroneously mentioned the Tupac Shakur film Gang Related, this is almost certainly one half of The Hughes Brothers team (Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, Book Of Eli). Heads know that Allen Hughes knows a thing or two about introspective and uncompromising portrayals of L.A. Additionally, Rodney Barnes, writer/executive producer of “The Boondocks” is also on board.

Per the report, the show takes a glimpse on the impact of Reaganomics during President Ronald Reagan’s years in office. The impact of the controversial reforms beginning in 1981. Among the many criticisms surrounding Reaganomics include increased poverty, neglect of lower class neighborhoods, and the impetus for crack cocaine.

Could Snoop, who has starred in more than two dozen films and appeared on countless shows, have an impactful leading TV run after all?

Earlier this week, Snoop appeared on HBO’s second annual promotional mixtape for “Game Of Thrones.”

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