Drake Steps On Film Set Again To Executive Produce HBO Drama ‘Euphoria’ Starring Zendaya
I’ve always suspected that Drake would step away from music while he was still reigning in hip-hop. Based on some of the business moves he’s been making in the last several years, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Scorpion rapper ends up retiring at 35 like he’s alluded to many time in song lyrics. In addition to taking over the summer with the hit single “In My Feelings”, Drake has several other irons in the fire when it come to his career including a partnership with the NBA Toronto Raptors as their brand ambassador, his OVO clothing line and ownership of Pick 6ix restaurant in his hometown among other endeavors.
Rolling Stone reports the 31-year-old is returning to his roots in television in which he once starred in the popular series Degrassi: The Next Generation, but this time his role will be behind the scenes. Aubrey “Drake” Graham and his manager Future the Prince will serve as executive producers on the new HBO series Euphoria starring Disney Channel alum Zendaya. Euphoria, which is an adaptation of an Israeli series with the same name will “follow a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.” Mauda Apatow, Eric Dane, Brian “Astro” Bradley and Angus Cloud will star alongside Zendaya who plays character, “Rue”.
Sam Levinson will write the entire first season which was picked up by HBO in March as well as executive produce alongside Drake, Future the Prince, Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin (the duo who created the original Israeli series).
Drake himself even took to Twitter (a rare occurrence) to post a teaser of the series:
No word yet on a premiere date but it looks like the Drake is staying true to his promise to do right and kill everything.