Drake To Executive Produce New HBO Teen Series “Euphoria”
The actor turned rapper will be returning to the big screen. Drake and his manager Future the Prince will be producing an HBO series titled “Euphoria” with a premise similar to “Degrassi.”
“‘Euphoria’ will follow a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship,” Variety reported.
The show is an adaption of an Israeli show of the same name that apparently is so wild it makes “Degrassi” look like an episode of “Rugrats.”
The series nabbed actress Zendaya Coleman to play a deceitful drug-addicted girl name Rue as well as a host of other up and coming young actors.
“Zendaya will play the lead role of Rue. In addition, the show will also star: Maude Apatow as Lexi, Brian “Astro” Bradley as McKay, Angus Cloud as Fezco, Eric Dane as Cal, Alexa Demie as Maddy, Jacob Elordi as Nate, Barbie Ferreira as Kat, Nika King as Leslie, Storm Reid as Gia, Hunter Schafer as Jules, and Sydney Sweeney as Cassie.”
Although Drake has several acting credits on his IMDb page, he can now add producer to the list. This will be a first for both Drake and Future the Prince.
Luckily for both, they have Drake’s music career to fall back on in case this new venture doesn’t work out as he doesn’t seem to be retiring from rap anytime soon. Drake continues to dominate the Billboard charts with his latest album “Scorpion.”
Take a look at the trailer for “Euphoria” below!