Drake to Executive Produce New HBO Teen Drama Euphoria

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: Rapper Drake performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Drake, who recently reunited the Degrassi cast in his “I’m Upset” video, is now properly returning to his roots in high-schooler-centered television drama as the executive producer of a new project with (increasingly hip) production company A24, as The Hollywood Reporter reports. Euphoria is a remake of an edgy 2012 Israeli series about a group of teenager and their experiences with sex, drugs, violence, social media, and so on. HBO will air the new 10-episode ensemble cast series, which is written and directed by Sam Levinson (The Wizard of Lies, the upcoming Assassination Nation, son of Barry). The show stars Zendaya and Maude Apatow, as well as Brian “Astro” Bradley, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, and more. Drake’s manager Future the Prince is also listed as an executive producer for the series.

HBO Senior Vice President Francesca Orsi described the new version of Euphoria as “Kids meets Trainspotting, and what might exist when parents don’t exist” in a statement. A premiere date has not yet been announced.

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