Rapper Drake is gearing up to tap back into his TV bag in 2020 as executive producer for a new Quibi series based on the best-selling book 48 Laws of Power.
The series will “detail the nature of power and how one can secure it and maintain it,” according to Billboard. Drake’s co-manager Adel “Future” Nur, Jason Shirer of Drake’s Dremcrew production company, Zack Hayden of Anonymous Content, and 48 Laws of Power author Robert Greene will also serve as the show’s executive producers.
“When Drake and I sat down with Robert Greene, it was incredibly inspiring. The laws allow for a wide range of dynamic storytelling, and Quibi allows us to tell these stories in bite-sized chapters similar to the book,” Future told Billboard.
This opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time for Greene, who’s a fan of the book.
“I have always thought that The 48 Laws of Power would be a perfect fit for a series, bringing to life the timeless Machiavellian game of power as portrayed in the book,” Greene says. “But it was not until Drake and Future with Anonymous Content approached me with their unique cinematic approach to the laws that I knew I could join forces with them and go all in for a filmed interpretation of my work.”
Drake also executive-produces the British crime drama series Top Boy, which was recently renewed for a second season on Netflix.
Quibi is a short-form video mobile entertainment platform launching next month, offering 90-day free trials starting April 6th.
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