The ever-versatile (and ever-buff) rapper/businessman Dr. Dre and FX have recently signed a script deal for a possible show pilot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show would be a one-hour drama set in present-day Los Angeles, and it would explore the music business as well as the crime business. Writer Sidney Quashie (“The Boston College Fix”) will be billed as both the creator and executive producer of the show, and Dr. Dre will also serve as an executive producer. Daniel Schnider (“Backwash”) of Dr. Dre’s Crucial TV will act as co-executive producer with Brad Bertner (“The Cellar”).
Dr. Dre has had a long and successful career. He started as a rapper in 1983 with the World Class Wreckin Cru and in 1986 with N.W.A. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dre’s film company Crucial Films was launched in 2007 with a first-look deal at New Line. Crucial films was established so Dr. Dre could direct and produce dark comedies and horror films. Dr. Dre’s label, Aftermath Entertainment, launched 11 years earlier and has showcased artists such as Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game and his newest discovery Kendrick Lamar. In 2008, Dre took his talents to the world of technology with the launch of the popular headphones line Beats by Dr. Dre.