Zendaya and Storm Reid to star in HBO show produced by Drake

Drake and Future the Prince will executive produce the project.

 

Even though Drake is busy killing the music game it seems he has time to add a new television project to his long list of obligations.

The superstar rapper is set to executive produce a new teen drama for HBO along with Future the Prince and we can’t wait to see what they serve up. Euphoria will star Zendaya and A Wrinkle In Time star, Storm Reid and will be penned by Wizard of Lies writer, Sam Levinson.

According to Deadline, the teen saga will feature several famous faces including Maude Apatow, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Hunter Schafer and Sydney Sweeney.

Zendaya posted a teaser of the project on her Instagram page this week.

HBO seems to be gearing up to take on a lot more black content creators and recently announced plans to work with LeBron James as well as Lena Waithe and Kid Fury. 

The NBA star has inked a deal with HBO to debut his latest project, a barbershop-style talk show, on the network.

The Shop will begin airing on HBO in August and will serve up unfiltered banter from celebrities and athletes as they hit up barber shops across the country. According to Deadline, the first episode will feature Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Draymond Green, Candace Parker, Odell Beckham Jr., and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara.

Meanwhile, Kid Fury (the comedian, blogger, and podcaster best known for his hit podcast, The Read), will write and co-executive produce the series alongside the Emmy-winning Waithe, who recently inked a first-look deal with Showtime. According toVariety, Other executive producers include Chloe Pisello, David Martin, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, and Jason Kim.

The comedian, blogger, and podcaster best known for his hit podcast, The Read, will write and co-executive produce the series alongside the Emmy-winning Waithe, who recently inked a first-look deal with Showtime. According toVariety, Other executive producers include Chloe Pisello, David Martin, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, and Jason Kim.

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The untitled project is described as a surreal dark comedy that follows Greg, a 20-something sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City while struggling to wrap his head around his undiagnosed clinical depression.