Dr. Dre Signs Script Developmental Deal For Drama Series on FX
For those who are waiting for the release of Detox, don’t get your hopes up yet, because there’s now another reason that’s just gotten added to the list of causes that are preventing the long-delayed album’s release.
World famous music mogul and entrepreneur Dr. Dre has reportedly inked a script development deal with cable network FX for a one-hour drama pilot, which will entail stories from both the music and crime businesses in Los Angeles.
Created by writer Sydney Quashi, both Dre and the writer will serve as executive producer of the show. According to Hollywood Reporter television producer Daniel Schneider and producer Brad Bertner will co-executive produce for Dre’s Crucial TV.
Crucial Films started in 2007 with a first-look deal with New Line Cinema. This past March, Dre announced that he’ll be co-producing the horror thriller Thaw under the Crucial Films banner.
This move into television plays a big addition to Dre’s already burgeoning Beats Electronics line, which he co-founded with his label boss Jimmy Iovine. The company found immense success since its release, and its share acquired by Universal Music Group and the Taiwanese HTC Corporation have elevated the company’s status as one of the fastest growing electronics accessories brand. Its net income in 2011 has reported to range in 59 million dollars.
In terms of the actual music, Dr. Dre still oversees his immensely successful hip-hop label Aftermath, which currently serves as home to world’s top rap artists including Eminem, 50 Cent, and the newly signed Kendrick Lamar. A solid release date on the Detox has still yet to be announced.—Jaeki Cho (@JaekiCho)