Snoop Dogg & HBO Working On Family Drama & It's A Different Project Than You'd Expect

Big news: According to multiple sources, HBO and Snoop Dogg are working on a television show together — and it already sounds intriguing. According to The Verge, Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion, I guess?) will be the executive producer on a family drama set in Long Beach, California in the 1980s, and Allen Hughes — best known for The Book of Eli and Broken City — is set to direct. Additionally, the show will be written by Rodney Barnes, who wrote the animated adult swim show The Boondocks, which Snoop Dogg occasionally leant his voice to. Deadline describes the series as centering on "a family whose seemingly idyllic life is turned upside down by the collision of their community and American politics."

Snoop Dogg grew up in Long Beach in the 1980s, so it seems likely that this show will be at least partially autobiographical. "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," said Snoop Dogg of the series at a SXSW Keynote.

While Snoop Dogg is best known for his music, he has a lot of experience in the world of film and television. In addition to his acting roles, he also has experience behind-the-scenes, and even has his very own production company, Snoopadelic Films, which produced the films Boss'n Up and Reincarnated. (He has also directed his own porn film, something, I guess). This HBO series seems like a more serious, different venture for Snoop Dogg though. And while it's unclear as of now whether he will act in the series, if he does, he definitely has the experience: Here are some of his lighter acting roles that you might have forgotten about.

Scary Movie 5

Easy to forget he was in this film, but there he is.


Voicing the character "Smoove Move."

The L Word

I bet you didn't know this happened.

Starksy & Hutch

"Nobody touches the bear."


This cover of the Monk theme was from the episode Snoop guest-starred in, called "Mr. Monk And The Rapper."

Racing Stripes

He voiced a bloodhound in this dubious film from your childhood.